UK gov­ern­ment con­tin­ues to support the KRG

Pres­i­dent Barzani Wel­comes UK Gov­ern­ment Del­e­ga­tion

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani met with a se­nior UK gov­ern­ment del­e­ga­tion to dis­cuss the hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis fac­ing the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and the threat of ISIS ter­ror­ism.

Sec­re­tary of State for In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Jus­tine Green­ing, and the Par­lia­men­tary Un­der Sec­re­tary of State at the For­eign and Com- mon­wealth Of­fice, To­bias Ell­wood, ex­pressed UK gov­ern­ment’s support and sol­i­dar­ity with the peo­ple and gov­ern­ment of the KRG, and added that their gov­ern­ment would con­tinue to support the KRG in deal­ing with the hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis fac­ing the Re­gion and also mil­i­tar­ily in con­fronting the ISIS ter­ror­ists.

Sec­re­tary of State for In- ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Jus­tine Green­ing praised the gen­eros­ity of the peo­ple and gov­ern­ment of KRG for shel­ter­ing and help­ing large num­bers of Iraqi IDPs and Syr­ian refugees who have sought refuge in Kur­dis­tan. She said that the UK gov­ern­ment has com­mit­ted to pro­vide 23 mil­lion Bri­tish pounds in aid for th­ese IDPs and refugees.

The UK min­is­ters also hailed the progress and de­vel­op­ment that has been achieved by the KRG over the past ten years, and de­scrib­ing this as a shin­ing ex­am­ple in Iraq, they added the UK gov­ern­ment would con­tinue to support this de­vel­op­ment and progress.

For his part, Pres­i­dent Barzani ex­pressed his grat­i­tude for this visit and show of sol­i­dar­ity from the UK gov­ern­ment. He stated that the KRG needs in­ter­na­tional as­sis­tance to look after some 1.2 mil­lion IDPs and refugees in Kur­dis­tan. The KRG also needs mil­i­tary as­sis­tance to con­front the ISIS ter­ror­ists, added the Pres­i­dent.

Pres­i­dent Barzani and the UK min­is­ters also dis­cussed the gov­ern­ment for­ma­tion prospects in Bagh­dad and both sides stressed that mean­ing­ful change is re­quired if the many chal­lenges fac­ing the coun­try are to be ad­dressed. The Pres­i­dent said the Kurds are se­ri­ously work­ing with other sides to form a gen­uinely in­clu­sive gov­ern­ment in Bagh­dad as soon as pos­si­ble.

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