Italy vows to continue its support for Kurdistan
President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received Italy>s Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Marco Carnelos, and an accompanying delegation in Erbil on July 6. During the meeting President Barzani and the Ambassador Carnelos discussed the latest security and humanitarian issues, especially with regard to the IDPs from other parts of Iraq who have found a safe refuge in the Kurdistan Region. The two sides also spoke of the danger of the common enemy, the terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) who were described by the Ambassador as «enemies of civilization.»
President Barzani expressed his appreciation for the role of Italy and other coalition allies who have supported Kurdistan in its war against the IS.
Ambassador Carnelos stated that Italy is fully committed to continue its support for the Kurdistan Region and expressed his gratitude for the role of the Kurdistan Region in not only fighting and defeating the terrorists, but also proving a safe haven for an overwhelming number of IDPs from the rest of Iraq. The Ambassador also mentioned that in the very near future Italy would begin the opening of its General Consulate in Erbil.
President Barzani Recieves Italian Ambassador to Iraq-