The Kurdistan Region’s Presidency (KRP) released a statement on Thursday saying Barzani’s visit to Jordan was on the official request of Jordan’s King Abdullah.
Barzani will meet Jordan's King Abdullah, the statement read, adding that he will also participate in the forum which is hosted by Jordan. The forum is due to begin on Friday, May 19.
The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will address continued geopolitical shifts and humanitarian challenges in Syria, Iraq and Libya as well as the ongoing refugee crisis and youth empowerment in the region.
The forum, which lasts for three days, will host one thousand international figures and representatives of government, business and civil society from more than 50 countries.
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