President Barzani: Confronting ISIS requires cooperation of all sides
President Barzani Meets Swedish Foreign and Defense Ministers
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with a Swedish government delegation that included the Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom and the Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist.
The Erbil meeting focused on the efforts to defeat ISIS terrorists and the international coalition support to the peshmerga forces.
Swedish Foreign Minister Wallstrom praised the role of the peshmerga forces and the leadership of President Barzani in the fight against ISIS and reiterated his country’s continued support to the Kurdistan Region. Sweden’s Defense Minister Hultqvist also commended the bravery and the sacrifices of the peshmerga forces and said his country will continue to assist the peshmerga forces until ISIS is defeated.
President Barzani thanked Sweden’s contributions and its steadfast support to the peshmerga forces. The President stated that defeating ISIS must be the top priority and confronting it requires the close cooperation of all sides.
Barzani emphasizes cooperation between KRG and Turkey
Barzani welcomed Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioğlu in Salahaddin. The President and the Turkish Foreign Minister reviewed bilateral relations, the fight against ISIS terrorists, and political and security de- velopments in the region. Both sides reaffirmed their desire to continue to consolidate their bilateral cooperation.
Foreign Minister Sinirlioğlu said that Turkey supports stability and security in the Kurdistan Region and is ready to enhance bilateral relations with the KRG.
President Barzani congratulated the successful general election held in Turkey and expressed his hope that the results of this election would lead to more stability and peace in Turkey.
The President emphasized that cooperation between the KRG and Turkey as neighbors would help peace, stability, and security in the region.
Barzani Receives Special Adviser to U.N. Secretary General
Barzani received a United Nations delega- tion headed by Mr. Adama Dieng, the U.N. Secretary General's special adviser on prevention of genocide. During the meeting President Barzani and Mr. Dieng reviewed the latest updates on the war against the terrorists of the Islamic State and the role of the Peshmerga forces in battling this cruel enemy which poses a threat to the entirety of the civilization. President Barzani said the inevitability of victory against this enemy stems from the fact that this war is existential.
Mr. Dieng expressed the United Nations' appreciation for the Kurdistan Region and their role in providing assistance to refugees from Syria and IDPs from within Iraq.
Barzani and Ammar alHakim
In the same week, Barzani met with Ammar alHakim, the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq. Both sides talked discussed the latest developments in Iraq and Kurdistan Region, especially the fight against ISIS terrorists. The mutual relations between both sides were another topic of discussion during the meeting.
Barzani receives delegation from Sulaimaniya
Some famous people from Sulaimaniya city paid a visit to President Barzani's office last week. The delegation expressed their opinion about the current issues in the region especially the recent tensions among the political parties.
The delegation urged Barzani to solve issues through continued dialogue and conversations.