Kur­dis­tan Re­gion needs fur­ther mil­i­tary and hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tance

PM Barzani meets with US and Canadian Am­bas­sadors

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment’s (KRG) Prime Min­is­ter Nechir­van Barzani met separately with the US and Canadian Am­bas­sadors to Iraq last week.

In a meet­ing held in Er­bil with the US Am­bas­sador to Iraq, Stu­art Jones, PM Barzani said Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pesh­merga forces need fur­ther mil­i­tary as­sis­tance in their fight against the Is­lamic State ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion, ISIS.

He also stressed that in or­der to be able to con­tinue pro­vid­ing as­sis­tance to the dis­placed peo­ple and refugees, who fled ISIS vi­o­lent re­pres­sion and took refuge in Kur­dis­tan, fur­ther hu­man­i­tar­ian aid is re­quired.

The two sides also dis­cussed bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and the United States, re­cent agree­ment reached be­tween Er­bil and Bagh­dad on oil ex­port and bud­getary is­sues and the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in the war against ISIS.

The two sides also dis­cussed pos­si­ble fu­ture de­vel­op­ments of this war and the is­sue of lib­er­a­tion of the city of Mo­sul and its sur­round­ing ar­eas.

The US Am­bas­sador re­it­er­ated his coun­try’s com­mit­ment to con­tinue pro­vid­ing aid to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and its Pesh­marga forces.

Kur­dish PM also met with the Canadian Am­bas­sador to Iraq, Bruno Sac­co­mani. Sac­co­mani was ac­com­pa­nied by a del­e­ga­tion in­clud­ing eco­nomic, trade, devel­op­ment and mil­i­tary of­fi­cials.

Sac­co­mani con­grat­u­lated KRG and the Pesh­marga Forces for the re­cent vic­to­ries in their fights against the ISIS ter­ror­ists. He also re­it­er­ated his coun­try’s com­mit­ment to con­tinue its mil­i­tary and hu­man­i­tar­ian sup­port for Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

Two par­ties talked about their bi­lat­eral re­la­tions not only on the of­fi­cial and gov­ern­men­tal lev­els, but also on so­cial, eco­nomic and cul­tural lev­els, and agreed to boost th­ese re­la­tions fur­ther.

“Canadian gov­ern­ment en­cour­ages Canadian busi­nesses and in­vestors to come and do busi­ness and in­vest­ment in Kur­dis­tan,” said Sac­co­mani.

PM Barzani ex­pressed his grat­i­tude to­wards the con­tin­u­ous hu­man­i­tar­ian and mil­i­tary sup­port the Canadian gov­ern­ment has pro­vided to KRG and also stated that there are a lot of op­por­tu­ni­ties for Canadian busi­nesses and in­vestors here in Kur­dis­tan and they pro­vide them with all fa­cil­i­ta­tions for do­ing busi­ness in the Re­gion.

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