On Saturday 17th of March 2012, Sayeed Amar al-Hakeem, the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq and his accompanying delegation visited, Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region and met Nechirvan Barzani, the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
Al-Hakeem stressed during his meeting with Barzani the importance of joint work between the political powers and blocs in the management of Iraqi affairs and the other political files.
Both sides discussed also the various relationships between the Supreme Council and the Kurdish leadership