Kurdistan Region President meets world leaders in Munich

The Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and an accompanied delegation of the Region’s Peshmerga officials are to be part of the Munich Security Conference on 17-19 of February where more than 450 senior decision-makers from around the world will get together.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – A Kurdistan Region delegation headed by the Region’s President traveled to Munich on Thursday to participate in 2017 Munich Security Conference.

The Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and an accompanied delegation of the Region’s Peshmerga officials are to be part of the Munich Security Conference on 17-19 of February where more than 450 senior decision-makers from around the world will get together.

The 53rd edition of the Munich Security Conference will start on Friday, bringing together world leaders to debate current crises and future challenges to international security.

According to a statement by the Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP), the delegation includes a number of Peshmerga and political party officials including Mohammed Haji Mahmood, a Peshmerga commander and head of the Kurdistan Socialist Party, Ja’afar Shekh Mustaga, the commander of the  70th brigade of the Peshmerga forces.

Other officials accompanying the president are Anwar haji Othman, Deputy Minister of Peshmerga, Fuad Hussein, Chief of Staff to President Barzani and Hemin Hawrami, recently appointed-advisor to President Barzani.

“During the days when President Barzani is scheduled to be in Munich, there will be a number of meetings with a variety of world officials,” the KRP statement concluded.

In addition, according to a Kurdistan24 Correspondent to Munich, the Kurdistan Region delegation is expected to meet the US delegation and the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during the conference.

Armanj Ageed, a Kurdistan24  Correspondent said that tight security measures have been taken by German security forces as the number of police deployed in the city have increased.

This year 300 more police officers are guarding the conference venue, compared to last year.

 

 

Editing by Ava Homa