President Barzani receives special security envoy of British government
Thursday, January 14, 2016, President of Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani received General Tom Baket, Special Security Envoy of British Government to the Kurdistan Region, and military advisor for Middle East and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, the British special envoy congratulated the Kurdish Peshmerga victories for liberating Sinjar and defeating the terrorists and the significance role of President Barzani in leading the triumphs. The envoy added that the free world has a special respect for pivotal role of Peshmerga on the ground fighting the terrorists of the so-called Islamic State.
The British delegation also confirmed that its government is aware of the financial pressure and the cost of the IS war as well as falling down of oil prices which have affected the Kurdistan Region.
On his part, President Massoud Barzani expressed his gratitude for the bold stance of the British government and the coalition forces by supporting the Peshmerga forces in the war and air coverage and its effectiveness in defeating IS.
During the meeting, the President talked about the current situ- ation on the ground in the front lines and the liberation operation launched to free Sinjar, stressing on sacrificing and bravery of the Peshmerga forces in the front lines.
The meeting also discussed the military supplies that are needed for the Peshmerga forces. They also talked over the political situation and security circumstances of Iraq and the region and the future of the country after IS war and countering the ideology of extremism.