Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with Australia’s Ambassador to Iraq, Christopher Langman

Chancellor Masrour Barzani met today Australia’s Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Langman to discuss developments between Erbil and Baghdad. Chancellor Barzani underscored ISIL remains a threat to the region and reaffirmed that the Kurdistan Region will continue to play a central role in the Global Coalition. They emphasized the need to address conditions that create fertile ground for terrorism. The Chancellor welcomed Australia’s support for a strong, prosperous and united Kurdistan Region and the full implementation of the Iraqi Constitution, including Article 140. They also discussed upcoming elections in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and areas in which the Kurdistan Region and Australia can increase cooperation on important security issues.