Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani yesterday received Mr. Enzo Amendola, Italian Deputy Foreign Minister, and his accompanying delegation.
In affirming his government’s intention to strengthen bilateral relations, Mr. Amendola noted his country will continue to provide humanitarian and military assistance to the Kurdistan Region.
He praised the role of the Peshmerga forces in the war against ISIS and expressed appreciation of the people and government for accommodating and assisting a large number of refugees and displaced persons.
Prime Minister Barzani expressed his gratitude and appreciation for Italy’s military and humanitarian assistance. He stressed, however, that the fight against ISIS is not the sole responsibility of the Kurdistan Region, but also that of the international community, particularly the coalition countries.
While reiterating the importance of developing and strengthening bilateral relations between Italy and the Kurdistan Region, Prime Minister Barzani presented an overview of the financial crisis, which the Kurdistan Region passes through, and the government’s plans to address it. He hoped the international community would help the Kurdistan Region in this regard.
The anticipated liberation of Mosul, reconstruction of liberated areas, maintenance of Mosul Dam, the political situation in Baghdad, and KRG relations with Baghdad and neighbouring countries were also discussed in the meeting.