‘KRG ready to defend its constitutional rights in every way’: PM Barzani from the Munich Security Conference 2022

“We referred to the recent decision of the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court regarding Kurdistan's oil and gas as a deliberate attempt to undermine the Kurdistan Region's economic growth.”
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani in a meeting with members of the US House of Representatives at MSC – 2022, Germany, Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo: Kurdistan 24)
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani in a meeting with members of the US House of Representatives at MSC – 2022, Germany, Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo: Kurdistan 24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with members of the US House of Representatives at the Munich Security Conference (MSC – 2022) in Germany on Saturday.

“Today, on the second day of the Munich Security Conference, I met with Elissa Slotkin and Adam Schiff, members of the US Congress,” Barzani said on Saturday. “We discussed Iraq, regional developments, and further strengthening KRI-US relations.”

“We referred to the recent decision of the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court regarding Kurdistan's oil and gas as a deliberate attempt to undermine the Kurdistan Region's economic growth,” the PM wrote in a Facebook post. “The KRG is ready to defend its constitutional rights in every way.”

“On the federal court ruling, I stressed the risks of political and economic uncertainty for all the country,” Barzani tweeted.

The conference started on Friday with both the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, and Prime Minister Masrour Barzani present.

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In his meetings on Saturday, the PM discussed ways to strengthen the Kurdistan Region's ties with other states and issues related to security, stability, peace, and international efforts to combat terrorism in Iraq.

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Several senior world leaders and officials are participating in the 3-day Munich Security Conference, primarily focused on the Ukraine crisis.

Prominent figures attending the conference include US Vice President Kamala Harris and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.