Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) –Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani yesterday received former French prime minister Mr. François Fillon accompanied by a delegation of French lawmakers and diplomats.
Mr. Fillon, who visited camps of refugees and internally displaced persons as well as the battlefront against ISIS, highlighted the important role the Peshmerga forces play in the fight against terrorism.
They also discussed the situation of Christians in Iraq who fled ISIS repression and took refuge in the Kurdistan Region.
Prime Minister Barzani expressed his government’s gratitude for the continued French support to the Kurdistan Region. He stated that as the fight against terrorism continues, the displaced people who have fled their homes need more support from the international community.
Discussing relations between Kurdistan Region, Baghdad, and neighboring countries, Prime Minister Barzani said Kurdistan has always sought to be a factor of stability with all its neighbors and to settle outstanding issues with Baghdad through dialogue.
They also discussed political developments in Iraq, the Syrian crisis, and economic and financial difficulties in the Kurdistan Region.