President Nechirvan Barzani meets with UNSG Special Representative Plasschaert

- 20 June 2020

Baghdad, Iraq, June 20, 2020

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis- Plasschaert, in Baghdad on Saturday.

The latest political and economic developments in Iraq and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were highlighted at the meeting. The two sides reiterated the importance of cooperation and coordination among all parties in Iraq in order to overcome the current crises facing the country.

The newly formed government in Iraq and efforts to resolve the pending issues between the federal government and the Kurdistan Region in accordance with the constitution of Iraq were also discussed.

President Nechirvan Barzani expressed Kurdistan Region’s readiness to resolve the issues with the federal government within the framework of the constitution and appreciated the important role of the United Nations in helping to resolve these issues.