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UN Sec-Gen meets with Kurdistan Foreign Minister ahead of independence referendum

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres met with Kurdistan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.

A United Nations statement released after the meeting  said the meeting involved discussions on the upcoming referendum, the national reconciliation process and the passing of  a UN Security Council resolution to hold ISIS accountable for its crimes.

The meeting took place after Kurdistan’s president Masoud Barzani addressed a 40,000 rally on Friday to mark the end of the official referendum campaign reports ruddaw.net.

Simultaneously, the United Nations Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Iraq Jan Kubis met with Masoud Barzani to hold similar discussions.