President Barzani received British Ambassador to Iraq
British Experts to Help Kurdistan Overcome Current Crises
The British envoy in Iraq has reiterated that his country is ready to send British experts to help the Kurdistan Region overcome the current crises.
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani received the British Ambassador to Iraq, Frank Baker, on Tuesday in Erbil to review the latest Munich Security Conference 2016, where Barzani met with several world leaders.
According to a statement released by the Kurdistan Region Presidency, the pair also discussed the acute financial crisis faced by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), with the UK ambassador expressing readiness to help Erbil by sending British experts to the region.
The latest developments in the war against the Islamic State (IS), and the anticipated operation to liberate Mosul were also on the agenda.
Baker was accompanied by the British Consul General in Erbil, Angus McKee, and other officials.
Barzani participates in Kuwait National Day in Erbil
Consulate General of the State of Kuwait today hosted its first ever National Day reception in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region.
Consul General of the State of Kuwait, Dr. Omar Al-Kandari, thanked President Masoud Barzani for attending the event and expressed appreciation to the KRG for the support given to his mission in Erbil. Consul General Al-Kandari said, “Our mission is to strengthen bilateral historical relations between the State of Kuwait and the Kurdistan Regional Government in order to build bridges of cooperation and commu- nication in various fields.”
Highlighting the sacrifices of Peshmerga forces, Mr. Al-Kandari stated, “I am honored to express my appreciation to the Peshmerga forces who are marking great achievements of courage and sacrifice against the ISIS terrorists; their success in this fight has attracted the admiration of the whole world.”
Barzani Welcomes First Saudi Arabian Consul General in Erbil
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received the first Saudi Arabian Consul General in Erbil on Wednesday, February 24, to discuss the bilateral relations between Erbil and Riyadh.
The Consul General of Saudi Arabia in Erbil, Abdul-Mun'im Abdul-Rahman, expressed his delight to start as the first Consul General in Erbil.
The pair insisted on strengthening the ties between the Kurdistan Region and Saudi Arabia, reports the Kurdistan Re- gion Presidency's official website.
After exchanging views on terrorism and security crisis in the region, Barzani finally wished the consul general every success in performing his diplomatic tasks.
After Barzani’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in December last year, the diplomatic relations between Riyadh and Erbil significantly improved.
The Saudi Arabian government recently opened its consulate general in Erbil to strengthen its ties further with Kurds in Iraq.
Barzani meets Osama Nujaifi
On February 25, Barzani received the prominent Iraqi Sunni politician Osama Nujaifi in his office in Salahaddin. The two discussed the political and security developments in the country, including the fighting against ISIS.
They also discussed the future of the liberated areas and stressed on coordination and cooperation among the political sides in the country.