Jaafari and Barzani stress the need to preserve Iraq's unity and continue consultations




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2017/04/14 18:51


National News Center NNC - Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stressed on Friday the necessity of concerted efforts to eliminate "terrorism" and preserve the unity of Iraq, while urging continued consultations to solve the problems facing cooperation and coordination between the governments of Baghdad and Erbil.

Jaafari's office said in a statement that "the Iraqi Foreign Minister met with Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani and discussed during the meeting the latest political and security situation in Iraq and the efforts of Iraqis of different affiliations in their war against terrorist gangs."

He added that "it was stressed the need to combine the efforts of all national forces to eliminate terrorism and restore security and stability to Iraq and maintain the unity of the country."

The statement pointed out that the two sides also stressed the "continuing consultations to resolve the problems facing cooperation and coordination between the federal government and the Kurdistan region."

Al-Jaafari stressed on Friday the need to follow civilized mechanisms to exchange views that are naturally disputed, pointing out that the constitution does not stipulate secession, but it is "moving and not rigid."

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