Kurdistan Region needs further military and humanitarian assistance
PM Barzani meets with US and Canadian Ambassadors
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.