PM Barzani and Egyp­tian Am­bas­sador dis­cuss bi­lat­eral re­la­tions

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Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment Prime Min­is­ter Nechir­van Barzani re­ceived the Egyp­tian Am­bas­sador to Iraq, Mr. Ah­mad Has­san Dar­wish, and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion in Er­bil on Tues­day, June 16, 2015.

Am­bas­sador Dar­wish high­lighted his­tor­i­cal re­la­tions be­tween Kur­dis­tan and the Egyp­tian peo­ple, hop­ing to ex­pand those re­la­tions par­tic­u­larly in the eco­nomic fields of trade and in­vest­ment. He pointed out that Egyp­tian in­vestors are keen to boost in­vest­ment in Iraq in gen­eral and in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion in par­tic­u­lar.

He praised the de­ter­mi­na­tion of Pesh­marga forces in their fight against the Is­lamic State ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion, ISIS. He also com­mended the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment, KRG, and the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan for ac­com­mo­dat­ing and of­fer­ing as­sis­tance to over 1.7 mil­lion refugees and in­ter­nally dis­placed peo­ple, IDPs, who fled ISIS re­pres­sion and took refuge in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

Re­gard­ing re­la­tions be­tween the KRG and the Iraq Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment, Mr. Dar­wish ex­pressed his wishes for the set­tle­ment of dif­fer­ences through dialog on the ba­sis of the fed­eral Con­sti­tu­tion.

Prime Min­is­ter Barzani re­it­er­ated the his­toric re­la­tions be­tween the two na­tions, ex­press­ing the KRG’s readi­ness to de­velop and strengthen bi­lat­eral re­la­tions and pro­vide as­sis­tance to Egyp­tian in­vestors. He high­lighted con­tin­u­ing vic­to­ries by Pesh­marga forces in the war against ISIS and men­tioned the an­tic­i­pated mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion to lib­er­ate Mo­sul.

On re­la­tions with Bagh­dad, he em­pha­sized that the Iraq Con­sti­tu­tion must be im­ple­mented fully, and ex­pressed the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s de­sire to set­tle is­sues with Bagh­dad through ne­go­ti­a­tions.

Re­gard­ing the is­sue of dis­placed peo­ple, Prime Min­is­ter Barzani af­firmed that his gov­ern­ment and the peo­ple of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion will con­tinue to do their best to as­sist and ac­com­mo­date refugees and in­ter­nally dis­pleased peo­ple.

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