An Important Visit
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.