Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his accompanying delegation on 2 May. The delegation included Jason Kenney, Minister of Defence, Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Bruno Sakomana, Canadian Ambassador to Iraq and number of Canadian government advisors.
President Barzani expressed his gratitude for the role Canada is playing in the current war against the Islamic State terrorist organization IS.
Moreover, President Barzani took on the opportunity to express his condolences to the Prime Minister for the loss of Sgt. Andrew Doiron, who lost his life due to an unfortunate friendly fire incident by the Peshmerga forces in March.
The Prime Minister commended the Kurdistan Region’s military victories against ISIS terrorists and stressed that the support for the Kurdistan Region by the international community will continue as long as the IS terrorists pose a severe threat to the entire world.