Pres­i­dent Barzani Par­tic­i­pates in WEF on Mid­dle East and North Africa

The Kurdish Globe - - NATIONAL NEWS -

Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani met with King Ab­dul­lah of Jor­dan in Am­man to­day. The King and the Pres­i­dent dis­cussed the po­lit­i­cal and se­cu­rity de­vel­op­ments in Iraq, in par­tic­u­lar the lat­est sit­u­a­tion in the An­bar prov­ince and ef­forts to counter the IS ter­ror­ists.

They also dis­cussed bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween the King­dom and the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and ways to fur­ther ex­pand th­ese ties.

Pres­i­dent Barzani ar­rived in Am­man, Jor­dan, on Thurs­day at the in­vi­ta­tion of King Ab­dul­lah, and is sched­uled to par­tic­i­pate in the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum on the Mid­dle East and North Africa be­ing held in the Dead Sea area.

Dur­ing his stay in Jor­dan, the Pres­i­dent met with Egyptian Pres­i­dent Ab­dul Fatah Al-Sisi, King Ab­dul­lah of Jor­dan, and the Pales­tinian Author­ity Pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ab­bas to dis­cuss po­lit­i­cal and se­cu­rity de­vel­op­ments in the re­gion, in par­tic­u­lar con­fronting the threat of the IS.

The Egyptian Pres­i­dent praised the lead­er­ship of Pres­i­dent Barzani and the brav­ery of the Pesh­merga forces in fight­ing the IS and ex­pressed his coun­try’s sup­port to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

Pres­i­dent Barzani also met with Iraq’s Speaker of the Coun­cil of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Salim Al-Ji­bouri and Iraq’s Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Baha Al-Araji to dis­cuss the lat­est po­lit­i­cal and se­cu­rity chal­lenges fac­ing Iraq and the fight against the IS . They also dis­cussed re­la­tions be­tween Er­bil and Bagh­dad and the need to strengthen ties be­tween the two sides.

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