Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani yesterday met Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, Deputy Head of the Social Democrat Party in the German Parliament and his accompanying delegation.
Mr. Schäfer-Gümbel reaffirmed his country’s support to the Kurdistan Region in military, humanitarian and economic areas to help overcome the challenges facing the Region, and noted his party’s role in offering military aid for Peshmerga forces in the fight against the Islamic State terrorist organization, ISIS.
The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the German public, government and parliament for their ongoing support to the Kurdistan Region, and praised Germany’s role in sending military support, treating wounded Peshmergas and ISIS victims, particularly the Yezidi Kurds.
Prime Minister Barzani gave an overview of the current situation in the region, including the fight against terrorism and other challenges, particularly the financial crisis gripping the Kurdistan Region, stating that assistance from the international community is needed to overcome them, particularly the expertise and skills to implement reforms.
The Prime Minister also discussed the formation of a committee in charge of resolving the recent political issues, which affected the Parliament and Government. He expressed his hope that all political sides will reach agreement.