Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (Barzani Headquarters)- President Masoud Barzani released the following statement in commemoration of the first anniversary of the Sahela and Mahmoudiya battles:
Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (Barzani Headquarters)- President Masoud Barzani received a Canadian diplomatic delegation headed by ambassador Paul Gibbard, Canada's ambassador to Iraq. Mr. Gibbard is Canada's first resident ambassador to Iraq since 1991. During the meeting, President Barzani and ambassador Gibbard spoke of a number of topics including the recent Parliamentary elections in Kurdistan and the process of cabinet formation in Baghdad.
Salahadin, Kurdistan Region- President Masoud Barzani received a Reform delegation headed by Ammar al-Hakim. The meeting commenced with exchanges of views on the political developments in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region particularly the recent parliamentary elections in the Kurdistan Region and the process of government formation in Baghdad.
"I was born in the shadow of the Kurdistan flag in Mahabad (Iran) and I am ready to serve and die for that same flag"
Mustafa Barzani and the Kurdish Liberation Movement
1945 - 1958
Masoud Barzani was born 16 August 1946 in Iranian Kurdistan, during the short-lived Republic of Mahabad.