Chancellor Barzani receives outgoing French Ambassador to Iraq

The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, today received outgoing French Ambassador to Iraq, Denis Gauer and the French Consul General in Erbil, Alain Guépratte.

Masrour Barzani and Ambassador Gauer spoke about the rich and historical relationship between the peoples of France and the Kurdistan Region.

The meeting touched on recent security developments and the need for a comprehensive approach to address threats posed by the Islamic State. Masrour Barzani reaffirmed Kurdistan’s appreciation for France’s generous humanitarian aid and its support for mobilising the international community to discuss ongoing events and the essential need for aid to those seeking refuge in the Region. He spoke about advancements made by the brave Peshmega forces [Regional Guards] to retake areas now under control by the Islamic State.