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

Chancellor Masrour Barzani met today UK Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks and discussed in length recent regional developments. In the meeting, Chancellor Barzani and Ambassador Wilks emphasized the need to prevent a resurgence of ISIS. They agreed that among other measures, closer coordination between Peshmerga Forces and Iraqi Security Forces and joint checkpoints and operations in the disputed territories are important components in that effort. In the exchange, Chancellor Barzani also expressed concern about recent developments in Kirkuk. He urged Ambassador Wilks to help facilitate talks to reduce immediate tensions.