Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service
Chancellor Masrour Barzani met today Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service Jean-Christophe Belliard. Both sides discussed regional developments and bilateral relations between Kurdistan Region and the European Union. On Iraq, Chancellor Barzani welcomed the recent progress in Erbil-Baghdad relations, and encouraged Mr. Belliard to play a stronger role helping both governments settle disputes according to mechanisms outlined in Iraq’s Constitution. During the meeting, they also reviewed ongoing negotiations between political factions over a new KRG Cabinet. The EU Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua also attended the meeting.