Chancellor Masrour Barzani receives India’s Minister of State for External Affairs
Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh, to discuss bilateral relations, the anti-ISIL campaign and Kurdistan’s referendum on 25 September.
During the meeting both officials reviewed at length political, economic and social conditions that led to the rise of ISIL in Iraq.
Speaking about the recent military victory in Mosul, Chancellor Barzani said: ‘ISIL will continue to adapt and threaten societies well beyond Iraq’s current borders.’ ‘Forced co-existence in Iraq has cost too much suffering for the Kurds,’ he added. The meeting also touched on the role of Kurdistan’s Peshmerga Forces in the campaign in Mosul and beyond. Mr. Singh recognised the ‘tremendous’ sacrifices, and the Kurds’ historic struggle against great challenges.
He reaffirmed India will review measures to give additional support. India’s Consul General in Erbil, Mr. Deepak Miglani, also attended the meeting.