Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with Sweden Ambassador to Iraq

Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today Sweden Ambassador to Iraq Pontus Melander and discussed, among other issues, upcoming Kurdistan Region parliamentary elections and negotiations to form a new, inclusive Iraqi government. On Iraq, Chancellor Barzani said priorities for the next government must include restoring trust and confidence among all communities. He emphasized the importance of a common agenda that restores balance in the country’s institutions; promotes partnership in key decisions, in line with the Iraqi Constitution, and builds consensus to give each community a stake in the country’s future. That roadmap, Chancellor Barzani said, would give citizens, including the people of Kurdistan Region, a sense of belonging and chart a better course to address ongoing political differences.