Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani yesterday received a delegation from the European Union Mission to Iraq led by Mr. Constantinos Vardakiz, acting Head of the EU Mission to Iraq and Head of the EU Office in the Kurdistan Region, along with representatives assigned to the Kurdistan Region by EU member states.
The EU delegation noted with great concern the current financial crisis in the Kurdistan Region and expressed hope it will be resolved with the minimum of further delay.
The delegation expressed support of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s efforts toward resolving internal differences and addressing the current crisis. In this regard, in the interests of all the people of the Kurdistan Region, they informed their programme includes meetings with all political parties to encourage unity.
Prime Minister Barzani expressed his gratitude to the European Union for its support in the fight against the Islamic State terrorist organisation, ISIS, and for humanitarian assistance to nearly two million refugees and internally displaced persons.