Chancellor Masrour Barzani meets Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih Fayyadh

Chancellor Masrour Barzani met today Iraq’s National Security Advisor Falih Fayyadh on the margins of the Munich Security Conference and discussed the importance of a return to joint security mechanisms between Peshmerga and Iraqi Security Forces in the disputed territories. He raised concerns about increasing ISIL activities in the provinces of Kirkuk, Mosul, Salahaddin, Diyala and parts of Anbar. Chancellor Barzani emphasized that stopping ISIL, and combating its ideology, requires sustained cooperation between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Federal Government. On Kirkuk, they agreed on the importance of normalizing the situation using the roadmap outlined in Article 140 of the Constitution.

They also discussed the situation in Syria and other regional developments.