Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani participated in the opening session of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa and held meetings with a number of leaders from the region.
The President met with Egyptian President Abdulfatah Al-Sisi, King Abdullah of Jordan, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss political and security developments in the region, in particular confronting the threat of IS terrorism.
The Egyptian President praised both the leadership of President Barzani and the bravery of the peshmerga forces in fighting IS, and expressed his country’s support to the Kurdistan Region.
In the meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan, the two discussed the political and security developments in Iraq, in particular the latest situation in the Anbar province. Moreover, they discussed bilateral relations between the Kingdom and the Kurdistan Region and ways to further expand these ties.
President Barzani also met with Iraq’s Speaker of the Council of Representatives Salim Al-Jibori and Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister Baha Al-Araji to discuss the latest political and security challenges facing Iraq. They also discussed relations between Erbil and Baghdad and the need to strengthen ties between the two sides.