Chancellor Barzani receives British MP Nadhim Zahawi

The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, received British MP Nazhim Zahawi today to discuss recent political and military developments in the Kurdistan Region

Both officials emphasised the vital need for an increase of military aid in size and scope to Peshmerga forces for their war with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), including from the United Kingdom as a leading member of the International Coalition.

Speaking about recent political developments in the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani underlined the importance of dialogue and consensus to resolve political differences and called on all political parties to make an agreement based on national and security interests of the Kurdistan Region.

Zahawi is meeting representatives of political parties to call for unity. He said: “My message to all the Kurds is to stay united because that’s the only way you can succeed.”

During the meeting they also discussed Erbil-Baghdad relations, events in neighbouring Syria and other regional developments.