An Im­por­tant Visit

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Salam Ab­dulla

Bri­tain, like what they say the Great Bri­tain. It is not only one of the great­est coun­tries in Europe, but is also a big coun­try which played a very im­por­tant role in de­sign­ing and draw­ing the new map for the whole world es­pe­cially af­ter the two World Wars. Even we, the Kurds, have also such a his­tor­i­cal track of record with this Em­pire with which we haven't had very good ex­pe­ri­ence and re­la­tion­ship. More­over, the in­flu­ence of the world his­tory and the pol­icy of the UK are still re­ver­ber­at­ing through the mod­ern Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal re­al­ity.

The United King­dom par­tic­i­pated in the lib­er­a­tion of Iraq in 2003 and top­pled Sad­dam Hus­sein and his dic­ta­to­rial regime. It was one of the coali­tion coun­tries which freed Kuwait in 1991. The United King­dom has also had a long his­tory with Iraq. It cre­ated the state of Iraq by di­vid­ing and an­nex­ing of the south­ern part of Kur­dis­tan. In fact it was Bri­tain which ruled Iraq from the be­gin­ning of the es­tab­lish­ment of the coun­try un­til the regime change of the King­dom of Faisal to a demo­cratic repub­lic in 1958 un­der the lead­er­ship of the Gen­eral Ab­dulka­rim Qasim.

Af­ter the lib­er­a­tions of Iraq in 2003, the UK has been de­vel­op­ing good re­la­tion­ship with the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion. It has in­vited the PM of the KRG of­fi­cially to visit the UK. It has shown its ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the con­tin­u­ous progress in Kur­dis­tan. The UK has shown its ad­mi­ra­tion for the rel­a­tively se­cure and sta­ble at­mos­phere in Kur­dis­tan. In a spe­cial state­ment the UK For­eign Min­is­ter Wil­liam Hague pointed at the great eco­nomic pros­per­ity which the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion has been en­joy­ing in re­cent years. The Bri­tish For­eign Sec­re­tary em­pha­sized the im­por­tance of hav­ing con­tin­u­ous good part­ner­ship and sus­tain­able re­la­tion­ship with the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion. Wil­liam Hague said: "I am quite happy to re­ceive the PM of The KRG Ne­cer­van Barzani in Lon­don to­day." The Xe­bat Daily News­pa­per is con­grat­u­lat­ing the PM Ne­cer­van Barzani for his suc­cess­ful visit with his KRG del­e­ga­tion, and we hope that this step will be very use­ful for a mu­tual re­la­tion­ship be­tween the UK and the KRG and hope­fully this will lead to the fu­ture in­de­pen­dency of our Kur­dish na­tion.

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