Prime Min­is­ter Barzani meets top Turk­ish lead­ers

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

On a one day visit to Is­tan­bul, a Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Govern­ment se­nior del­e­ga­tion headed by Prime Min­is­ter Nechir­van Barzani, last week met separately with Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Turkey Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan and Prime Min­is­ter Ah­met Davu­to­glu.

They dis­cussed the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and Iraq and the war against ISIS, as well as the an­tic­i­pated lib­er­a­tion of the City of Mo­sul. On econ­omy and trade, they also dis­cussed bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and Turkey, ways to ease the fi­nan­cial cri­sis in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, and the for­ma­tion of Iraq’s new cabi­net.

The Turk­ish Pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter stressed the need for all the Iraqi par­ties to reach agree­ment and set­tle the dif­fer­ences through di­a­logue and mu­tual un­der­stand­ing. With re­gard to the lib­er­a­tion of the City of Mo­sul, they deemed it nec­es­sary that the in­ter­na­tional coali­tion, the Iraqi army, the Pesh­merga, and the peo­ple of the City of Mo­sul con­sti­tute the par­tic­i­pat­ing forces in the oper­a­tions.

Within the frame­work of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s con­tin­u­ing ef­forts to de­velop and strengthen its re­la­tions with neigh­bor­ing coun­tries, Prime Min­is­ter Barzani stressed the im­por­tance of re­la­tions be­tween the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and Turkey.

He also dis­cussed his re­cent visit to Bagh­dad and his meet­ings with US Sec­re­tary of State John Kerry, Iraq’s Prime Min­is­ter Haider Al-Abadi, and Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Iraq Dr. Fuad Ma­sum, as well as with a num­ber of other Iraqi of­fi­cials

He ex­pressed his hope that all Iraqi par­ties will unite their ef­forts in or­der to be able to ad­dress the fi­nan­cial cri­sis and elim­i­nate the Is­lamic State ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Other is­sues of mu­tual in­ter­est were also dis­cussed.

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