President Nechirvan Barzani traveled to Baghdad on Novemeber 22 to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Mr. Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani and other officials.
In the meeting, both sides reiterated the importance of maintaining a mutual stance on the national level, and cooperation and unity to face the challenges in the fields of economy, livelihood and services that are necessary to provide better living conditions for all Iraqi citizens. The Prime Minister of Iraq reaffirmed that the federal government is committed to the Constitution of Iraq to solve the problems with the Kurdistan Regional Government in a way that guarantees the rights of all the parties.
For his part, President Nechirvan Barzani congratulated Prime Minister al-Sudani once more on the approval of his cabinet by the parliament and expressed his optimism for the ability of the new government to move the country towards mutual understanding among all sides and resolution of disagreements. Discussions also covered the security issues along the bordering areas of Iraq, the cooperation between the two sides to protect Iraq’s security, and working together to ensure Iraq’s soil is not used to pose threats to any neighboring country.
I visited Baghdad today and met with Iraqi leaders, including President Rashid, PM Al-Sudani & Judge Zidan of Supreme Judicial Council. Protection of Iraqi sovereignty, Kurdistan-Baghdad ties & other issues were discussed. I also reiterated my support to the new Iraqi cabinet. pic.twitter.com/oJWtCh7N0L
— Nechirvan Barzani (@IKRPresident) November 22, 2022
During his visit to Baghdad, President Barzani also met with President Abdulatif Rashid; Judge Faiq Zidan, the President of Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq; Minister of Planning, Mr. Mohammed Tamim of the Sovereignty Alliance; Mr. Nouri Al-Malaki, the leader of the State of Law Coalition; Mr. Hadi al-Amri, the leader of the Fatah Alliance; Mr. Haider Al-Abadi, the Chairman of the Victory Alliance; Mr. Falih Al-Fayyadh, the chairman of the Popular Mobilization Force and Sheikh Qais Khazali, the Secretary-General of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq.
UPDATE: Due to a severe gas explosion in Duhok President Nechirvan Barzani interrupted his visit to Baghdad and returned on November 27:
Second meeting with Prime Minister Shia Al-Sudani
Meeting with Former Prime Minister Madhi
Meeting with Hikma Movement
Meeting with Azem Alliance