Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today India’s Deputy Minister for External Affairs, Mr. Amar Sinha, to discuss bilateral relations and Iraq’s next chapter after the anti-ISIL campaign.


During the meeting both officials reviewed measures to increase political and economic relations.

They also discussed India’s contributions to the Kurdistan Region, including treatment of wounded Peshmerga.

Chancellor Barzani said, ‘This war requires a multi-facet campaign covering military, political and economic conditions to address the root cause for the rise of extremism.’ Speaking about the global war on terror, Mr. Sinha congratulated the Kurdistan Region in the anti-ISIL campaign. He said, ‘You have really turned back the tide against the Islamic State.’ He added that India’s government will study measures to increase support through their diplomatic representation in Erbil.Both officials also discussed efforts to combat shared security threats and the need for the international community to support local forces fighting extremists.

They also touched on recent regional political and military developments in the Middle East.The meeting was also attended by India’s Ambassador to Iraq, Dr. Pradeep Singh, and the Consul General in Erbil, Mr. Deepak Miglani.

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