Pres­i­dent Barzani re­ceives spe­cial se­cu­rity en­voy of Bri­tish govern­ment

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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.

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