Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani held discussions with President Emmanuel Macron of France on the occasion of his visit to Baghdad.
The meeting, which was attended by the Kurdistan Region Vice Presidents, France’s Foreign Minister, and France’s Ambassador to Baghdad, covered the political developments in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, the Erbil-Baghdad pending disagreements, the strengthening of bilateral ties between the French Republic and the Kurdistan Region as well as the latest developments in the wider region.
President Macron commended the role of the Kurdistan Region in defeating ISIS terrorists, expressed delight at the ongoing talks between Erbil and Baghdad, and reiterated his country’s support to the Kurdistan Region and the current efforts aimed at resolving the remaining disagreements with Baghdad in accordance with the constitution. He also stated that he looks forward to visiting the Kurdistan Region in his next visit to Iraq.
Both Presidents agreed that stability in Iraq will be achieved through the resolution of disputes and acknowledged the importance of the continuation of support from France and its allies in the international community for Iraq.
President Nechirvan Barzani expressed his appreciation to President Macron and praised France’s continued support to the Kurdistan Region and to the constitutional rights of the people of Kurdistan. He highly valued France’s role in supporting the dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad.