Kurdistan Region President meets with Iraq’s Parliament Speaker

- 2 September 2020

Baghdad, Iraq, September 2, 2020

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with the Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Mr. Mohammed al-Halbousi in Baghdad on Wednesday.
At the meeting, both sides shed light on the political process in the country, the activities of the Council of Representatives and the Federal Supreme Court, and the process of nominating its members. The two sides also exchanged views on the upcoming elections in Iraq, the threats of terror activities, and Erbil-Baghdad bilateral relations.
The general situation in the country, particularly in the areas affected by ISIS terror activities and the needs of the people of these areas, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the situation of the country’s diverse communities were also highlighted in the meeting. Both sides reaffirmed the importance of collective efforts and cooperation among all communities in confronting the current challenges and hardships facing the country.

At the meeting, which was attended by Kurdistan Region Vice Presidents, the situation of the displaced people in the camps hosted by the Kurdistan Region following the ISIS war and efforts to facilitate their return home were discussed.

The President and the Speaker also spoke about the need to attach greater importance to the security situation in the country, restoring stability, reconstruction of war-torn areas, and offering services to the displaced people who have returned to their homes.