Iraqi Interior Ministry seeks cooperation with its KRG counterpart
On Feb 24, 2015 Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani received Muhammad Salim Ghaban, Interior Minister in the Federal Government of Iraq, and his accompanying delegation.
The meeting, which was attended by Fuad Hussein, chief of staff to the Kurdistan Region Presidency and Kareem Shingali, Kurdistan Regional Government Interior Minister, focused on the political and security situation in Iraq and the challenges faced by the country's components. The terrorist threats and field conditions on the battlefields were also discussed.
The Iraqi Interior Minister praised the role of President Barzani and the Peshmerga forces, valuing victories and sacrifices in fighting against the terrorists. He also expressed his thanks and appreciation to President Barzani and the people of Kurdistan for embracing hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqis, pointing out that this is a heavy burden for the Kurdistan Region.
The Iraqi Minister considered coordination between security agencies in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq as something necessary. After referring to the success of the Ministry of Interior in Kurdistan Region, the Iraqi Minister of the Interior confirmed that his Ministry can get benefit from experiences of the Region in terms of performance of the duties of the Ministry professionally.
They also agreed on working together and promoting their coordination and cooperation in order to stand against the terrorist groups of the Islamic State.