Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with Philippines Charge d’Affaires to Iraq

Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today outgoing Charge d’Affaires of Philippines in Baghdad Elmer Cato and discussed bilateral relations, as well as the shared fight against extremism. Cato praised the Region’s coexistence model and stability. Both officials reviewed lessons learned from counter violence and extremism efforts in the Kurdistan Region. During the meeting, they also touched on mechanisms to create more opportunities for political, economic, cultural and security cooperation.