The Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Qubad Talabani, has welcomed the visit to the Kurdistan Region of Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird.
Foreign Minister Baird expressed his gratitude to the KRG for standing firm against terrorism and upholding democratic principles in the face of a threat to global peace and security. He also thanked Mr Talabani for the efforts that the KRG has made in containing the humanitarian catastrophe that followed the attacks of the terrorist group ISIS.
The Minister and the delegation that accompanied him expressed their condemnation of the brutality of the acts of ISIS and reiterated the support of the Canadian government for the KRG in their fight against terrorism and the support for their humanitarian assistance.
Deputy Prime Minister Talabani expressed his gratitude for the military and humanitarian support of Canada towards the KRG, stating that the Peshmerga & Iraqi forces were fighting terrorism alone. He went on to discuss the new Iraqi government, arguing that it should be inclusive and should adhere to the constitution.