Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with Norwegian Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq

Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today Norwegian Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq Ms. Tone Allers and discussed the important role of the Kurdistan Region in the stability of the Middle East. Ambassador Allers expressed her country’s appreciation for Peshmerga sacrifices in the war on terror and welcomed negotiations between the KRG and Federal Government in Baghdad. Chancellor Barzani emphasized that the international community can play a meaningful role to help address conditions leading to the rise of extremism. On Erbil-Baghdad disputes, the Chancellor said talks must be based on the Iraqi Constitution. He added that though the KRG has implemented its Constitutional duties, in Baghdad there is unwillingness to implement the Constitution as a package.