As part of its ordinary meetings, the Kurdistan Region’s three governing bodies (The Parliament, the Government, The Presidency) meton 8 January in Erbil.
During the meeting the latest developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq were discussed and thorough assessments were made regarding the events and the position of the Kurdistan Region. The three presidencies expressed deep concern for the escalation of the situation in the region at a time when the danger of terror is still present and genuine threats loom over the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
With regard to the recent events the Kurdistan Region reiterates that a military solution will not solve the problems. The Kurdistan Region supports deescalation of the conflict and seeks dialogue and diplomatic solutions to the question. It also seeks stability and peace and urges all parties to refrain from dragging the Kurdistan Region into the rivalries.
The Kurdistan Region views the support of the International Coalition in Iraq and in the Kurdistan Region in confronting terror as a necessity, particularly since actions of terrorist groups have resurged. Therefore, the Kurdistan Region urges the international community not to allow terror to gain ground.