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SUN, 25 OCT 2020 Kurdistan Region (GMT +3)
KDP FR ■  WED, 23 SEP 2020 11:46

President Masoud Barzani receives the US Presidential Special Envoy and the EU Ambassador to Iraq

President Masoud Barzani received, James Jeffrey, US Special Envoy to the International Coalition Against ISIS, and his accompanying delegation in Salahadeen on 22 September, 2020

During the meeting, they discussed political developments in the region. The US Special Envoy presented to President Barzani his country’s strategy and view on the strategic dialogue between the United States, Baghdad and Erbil in addition to discussing the current issues in the regional context.

In another section of the meeting, views were exchanged on the future of the Kurdish people in Syria and the efforts underway to bring the Kurdish parties in Syria closer together. The ongoing threat of ISIS was highlighted and the need for close coordination between the two parties in the war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq was reemphasized. The plight of the displaced people and refugees and their return to their areas was another focus of the meeting.

On the same day and in a separate meeting President Barzani received Martin Hus, Ambassador of the European Union to Iraq.

During the meeting, the ambassador of the European Union to Iraq expressed his appreciation for the struggle of the people of Kurdistan for attaining freedom and democracy, and confirmed the European Union’s continued support for the Kurdistan Region.

President Barzani used the opportunity to present a summary of the history of struggle of the people of Kurdistan and the tragedies they have suffered. He also stressed that the people of Kurdistan believe in peace and dialogue in order to address and find solutions to all the problems with Baghdad.

In another part of the meeting, views and opinions were exchanged on the political process in Iraq, in particular the upcoming elections and the challenges facing Iraq. The international efforts to confront the coronavirus pandemic and the repercussions of the pandemic were also discussed.

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