He welcomed the P5+1 Agreement with neighboring Iran and said he was hopeful for positive developments in regards to relations with Baghdad. The Minister emphasized that the KRG does not want to divide the country and it was time for Baghdad to acknowledge the KRG as a partner.
The Minister also discussed the Syrian crisis, urging for more direct assistance to the refugees as well as for the Kurds and the Kurdish Question to be discussed at the Geneva II peace talks.
The Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Seyed Azim Hossaini, who is also the dean of the diplomatic corps, thanked the DFR and Minister Mustafa on behalf of the diplomats. He said, ‘The successful holding of elections in Kurdistan and Iraq are some of the most important achievements in the Middle East.’
During the meeting, several other diplomats and representatives exchanged thoughts about the different issues Minister Mustafa had raised.
The meeting was attended by representatives from Iran, Egypt, Russia, Jordan, Palestine, the United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, Turkey, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Italy, Romania, France, the UN and EUJUST LEX.
From the Department of Foreign Relations, the meeting was attended by Karwan Jamal, Deputy Head of DFR; Dindar Zebari, Deputy Head of DFR for International Organisations, Siham Jabali, Assistant-Head of DFR. A number of advisors, Directors-General and Directors also attended the meeting.