ERBIL — Germany will continue its support for a strong Kurdistan Region as it values the role of Kurds in sheltering millions of IDPs during the war against the Islamic State (IS), said German Ambassador to Iraq Cyrill Nunn.
The envoy, accompanied by a diplomatic delegate, met on Monday with Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani to discuss bilateral ties between Erbil and Berlin, as well as the prolonged disputes between the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi government.
Nunn reiterated the importance of peaceful dialogues between Erbil and Baghdad within the framework of the Iraqi constitution.
He also commended the people and government of the Kurdistan Region for their outstanding role in sheltering nearly 2 million IDPs from other Iraqi provinces during the three years of anti-Islamic State war. The German diplomat vowed his country’s continued humanitarian support for the IDPs and refugees settled in the Kurdistan Region.
Barzani, in return, thanked the German government for its support to Erbil. Concerning the Erbil-Baghdad crisis, the Kurdish premier said that his government is still persisting in peaceful talks and not violence as a mean to resolve disagreements.
He reiterated that Baghdad should treat Erbil in accordance with the Iraqi constitution.