Chancellor Masrour Barzani receives UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General
Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today a delegation led by UN Special Representative of the Secretary General to Iraq, Mr. Jan Kubis, to discuss regional developments and the upcoming. referendum in the Kurdistan Region.
During the meeting the delegation expressed support for dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad before the referendum and to resolve broader differences through peaceful means after the vote.
Chancellor Barzani emphasized that the referendum is democratic means to determine how the people of the region want to shape their future. He said that Kurdistan will be a peaceful, stabilizing, factor for differences in the broader region. He also added that the referendum is inline with Iraq’s Constitution; the non-implementation of it by Baghdad gives the people an option to determine their future on their own terms. Kurdistan will continue a honest dialogue, he said, through peaceful means for a solution that recognizes the wishes and aspirations of the people.