ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Chancellor, Masrour Barzani, will attend the upcoming Munich Security Conference which will take place from Feb. 15 to 17.
Officials and experts around the world will attend the conference to discuss security developments in the Middle East, Europe, and other parts of the globe.
Chancellor Barzani is expected to meet senior officials and hold a series of meetings with diplomatic and security delegations from several countries.
The senior Kurdish official is likely to brief officials and ministers on the ongoing fight against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
“The ISIS ideology and the root causes that led to its rise still exist,” Barzani warned in an interview with The Daily Beast published on Thursday.
Indeed, other foreign ministers and officials have echoed similar warnings.
On Wednesday, Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan told Kurdistan 24 ahead of meetings with defense ministers at the NATO headquarters in Belgium that the Coalition and its partners need to address the causes for the rise of the Islamic State and ensure the group does not re-emerge.
Moreover, at the same meeting, Denmark’s Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen called for “a long-term continuation” of efforts by the coalition and its partners to deny the Islamic State a chance to re-emerge.
We cannot allow the Islamic State to get “a peaceful situation where they can rebuild and reconstruct their organization,” he told Kurdistan 24. “We have to have pressure on them all the time.”
Both Sajjan and Frederiksen are expected to attend the prestigious conference.
According to the Munich Security Conference website, over 35 heads of government and heads of state, as well as 50 foreign and 30 defense ministers will attend the three-day event.