Chancellor Masrour Barzani receives Australian Ambassador to Iraq

Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today new Australian Ambassador to Iraq Dr. Joanne Loundes to discuss a range of political and military developments. The KRG Representative to Australia Haval Syan participated in the meeting. During the meeting, Chancellor Barzani encouraged Ambassador Loundes, as he encourages all Iraq-based diplomats, to help collectively address broader political conditions that enable terrorist organizations to emerge, including ISIL. They also discussed at length upcoming parliamentary elections in Iraq and Kurdistan Region later this year. Chancellor Barzani expressed hope that Kurdistani political factions, even with their domestic differences, will come together after Iraqi elections. Talks between Erbil-Baghdad and Kurdistan Region’s bilateral relations with neighbors were also part of their discussion.