Chancellor Masrour Barzani receives high-level delegation led by Head of EU Mission in Iraq
The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, Mr. Masrour Barzani, today received a high-level delegation led by Head of the European Union Mission to Iraq, Mr. Patrick Simonnett, to discuss the upcoming referendum in the Kurdistan Region; regional developments and progress in the anti-ISIL campaign.
During the meeting attended by diplomats in Erbil and Baghdad, the officials stressed on the importance of dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad to resolve political differences and promote more understanding. Chancellor Masrour Barzani said the people of Kurdistan Region intend to express their aspirations – through a democratic referendum – to the international community. He emphasized that the Kurdistan Region will continue using peaceful means dialogue to achieve the legitimate aspirations of the people.
Chancellor Barzani added that efforts are underway to address regional concerns and assure the international community that an independent Kurdistan will be remain an effective partner in the fight against terror and extremism. He said that an independent Kurdistan will also play a strong role ensuring peace and stability in the region.