Chancellor Masrour Barzani meets CDU Chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

Chancellor Masrour Barzani met Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to review bilateral relations between Kurdistan Region and Germany.  In the meeting during the Munich Security Conference, Chancellor Barzani congratulated the CDU Leader on her election and stressed the need to continue German support to the Kurdistan Region, in particular training for Peshmerga Forces and humanitarian aid. They also discussed at length the economic challenges for the next KRG Cabinet. In that regard, he urged Kramp-Karrenbauer to support the government’s reform agenda through technical support and expertise. 

Chancellor Barzani also met separately a parliamentary delegation led by Dr. Nobert Rottgen, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. In the meeting, Chancellor Barzani thanked the people and government of Germany for the military assistance during the war on ISIL. He said Germany’s support to the Kurdistan Region changed the course of the war against the terrorist organization.