Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani participated in the annual Munich Security Conference. In the first day of the conference, the President held meetings with King Abdullah of Jordan, Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi, Lebanese Prime Minister Salam, Macedonian President Ivanov, UK Foreign Secretary Hammond, German Foreign Minister Steinmeier, Egyptian Foreign Minister Shukri, EU’s Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini, Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif, Italian Foreign Minister Gentiloni, French Defence Minister Le Drian, and other officials from around the world.
In his meetings with world leaders at the conference, the President reviewed the campaign against the ISIS terrorists group, the political and security challenges facing Iraq and Syria, the financial crisis facing the KRG, and the issue of referendum in Kurdistan.
The meeting between the President and the Iraqi Prime Minister focused on the latest security and political developments in the country, and Erbil-Baghdad relations. They both emphasized the need for continued dialogue between the two sides.
During the three-day conference, the President will speak at a special panel on the security situation in the Middle East and the threat of ISIS to peace and stability in the region.