Pres­i­dent Barzani Meets Pres­i­dent of EU Par­lia­ment’s So­cial­ists and Democrats

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Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani to­day met with the pres­i­dent of Euro­pean Par­lia­ment’s So­cial­ists and Democrats Group, Mr. Hannes Swo­boda.

Mr. Swo­boda com­mended the sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ments and progress that the Kur­dis­tan re­gion has achieved un­der the lead­er­ship of Pres­i­dent Barzani and that the EU should sup­port the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion with more ac­tive en­gage­ment, in­clud­ing the es­tab­lish­ment of diplo­matic pres­ence in Er­bil.

The two also dis­cussed re­la­tions be­tween Er­bil and Bagh­dad, up­com­ing Iraqi elec­tions, and the im­pact of Syr­ian cri­sis on Kur­dis­tan and on Iraq. Mr. Swo­boda praised the pos­i­tive role of Pres­i­dent Barzani in the peace process in Turkey and in the close ties that have de­vel­oped be­tween Turkey and the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion in re­cent years.

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