Chancellor Barzani receives Australian Deputy Head of Mission to Iraq

Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today Australian Deputy Head of Mission to Iraq, Mr. Tim Stapleton, to discuss bilateral relations, recent developments and negotiations between Erbil and Baghdad.

During the meeting, the delegation expressed their support for dialogue to reach a political settlement between Erbil and Baghdad. Chancellor Barzani stressed that Kurdistan Region continues to call for dialogue based on respect for rights enshrined in the Constitution for the Region. He emphasized unity is necessary to pass this phase and afford the people peace and prosperity.

He said that the Kurdistan Region has long called for peaceful means to settle political disputes; the referendum was a democratic means intended to shape Erbil-Baghdad relations.