PM Barzani emphasizes Kurdish constitutional rights in meeting with UN Sec. Gen. Guterres
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 28th UN Climate Conference’s (COP28) in Dubai.
At the meeting, both sides discussed the latest developments in Iraq and the conflict in the Middle East.
Prime Minister Barzani stressed the importance of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq’s (UNAMI) role and the need for the mission to continue in order to ensure stability, peace, and security in the country.
Furthermore, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of resolving issues between the Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi government and ensuring the constitutional rights of the Kurdish people. He also urged the United Nations to take a proactive role in resolving these issues.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Barzani arrived in Dubai and underlined he is "pleased to return to the UAE to join the global conversation in COP28."
"Failure to act is not an option. We, as a people and an integral part of our region, must play a part," the Premier added.
Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani also joined the COP28 conference at the official invitation of the host country United Arab Emirates.
The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC or COP28, is the 28th United Nations Climate Change conference, taking place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12, 2023, at Expo City in Dubai.
During #COP28, I briefed the Honorable SG @antonioguterres on the situation in Iraq, including ties between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad.@UNIraq plays an important role: it is an honest broker, provides critical technical support and helps mediate our disputes -mb. pic.twitter.com/6VqqgzRDzT— Masrour Barzani (@masrourbarzani) December 2, 2023