Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today a delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Sedat Onal. Both sides expressed their readiness to increase bilateral trade and investment, in particular in energy and transportation sectors. Chancellor Barzani urged Deputy Minister Onal to play a stronger role in reconstruction in areas cleared from ISIS. They also reviewed developments in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, including the next KRG Cabinet and the situation in the disputed territories. In that regard, Chancellor Barzani stressed the importance of normalizing the areas in ways that allow locals to manage their security and in coordination between KRG and Federal Government.