President Barzani Receives German Ambassador to Iraq | |
Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, ( President Masoud Barzani received a German diplomatic delegation headed by Mr. Cyril Nann, Germany's ambassador to Iraq. During the meeting, President Barzani and ambassador Nann spoke of the political situation between Baghdad and Erbil following the Kurdistan Independence Referendum of last month. The ambassador stated that it is in all parties' best interest if Baghdad and Erbil both prevented escalating the tensions and focused more on finding common grounds towards more stability for Iraq and Kurdistan. Ambassador Nann further noted that Germany is ready and willing to assist in any way it can in the process of negotiations between the two sides.

President Barzani appreciated Germany's helpful role of support and stated that the people of the Kurdistan Region engaged in a peaceful exercise on September 25 by voting in a referendum for independence, adding that the Kurdistan Region is ready to enter into negotiations with Baghdad without any conditions from either side to start the negotioans.