US Vice President Biden with KRG President Barzani
ERBIL – BasNews / MESOP – A senior figure from the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has revealed that Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is expected to meet US Vice President Joe Biden during the conference on Friday. He said that Biden will also meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abbadi to discuss the fight against Islamic State (IS).
The conference will last 3 days and address issues such as the Iran nuclear program, the conflict in Syria, IDPs and refugees, the Ebola outbreak in Africa and cyber-terrorism. Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and more than 20 other heads of state will attend the conference as well as 60 foreign and defense ministers, including the US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Iranian foreign minister Muhammad Javad Zarif. Secretary General of NATO and EU Foreign Minister Fedrica Mogherini will also participate in the conference, being held for the 51st time. In January BasNews revealed that Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani will attend the Munich Security Conference (MSC) and deliver a speech on the current situation in Kurdistan and confronting IS.