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The President meets with Belgium Ambassador to Iraq

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, May 9, 2022

President Nechirvan Barzani received in Erbil today, Belgium’s Ambassador to Iraq and Jordan, Mr. Filip Vanden Bulcke.

The meeting focused on the relations of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region with Belgium, Belgium’s role and contributions within the International Coalition against ISIS, the latest political developments in Iraq, and Erbil-Baghdad talks.

Both sides affirmed the need to develop ties and expand areas of mutual cooperation, underlining that ISIS continues to constitute a real threat to security in Iraq and the wider region, and reiterating that Iraq continues to need the support of the international community.

Ambassador Vanden Bulcke expressed his country’s appreciation to the Kurdistan Region for confronting ISIS and for the sacrifices made by the Peshmarga forces. The Ambassador reaffirmed his country’s commitment to continue assisting Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

For his part, President Nechirvan Barzani expressed the Kurdistan Region’s gratitude to Belgium for their support in the war against ISIS, reiterating the need for cooperation and coordination between the Iraqi army and the Peshmarga, especially in areas with continued security vacuum.

The situation in Shingal district and the status of the refugees fleeing the area due to security concerns, the mission of the UNITAD in Iraq, the situation in Kurdistan Region and the importance of dialogue and common understanding among parties were also highlighted. Discussions also covered the issues of civil liberties and freedom of expression, the COVID-19 pandemic and its ramifications, the latest on the war in Ukraine, and the developments in the wider region and the world were also highlighted.

President Nechirvan Barzani meets with high-level US delegation

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, April 27, 2022

President Nechirvan Barzani met today in Erbil with a high-level US diplomatic and military delegation consisting of Ms. Dana Stroul, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East; Mr. Matthew Tueller, the US Ambassador to Iraq; Mr. Matthew Trollinger, the US Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs (Middle East) of the Joint Staff, and a number of US diplomats and military officials.

During the meeting, Ms. Stroul reaffirmed the US commitment to continue supporting Iraq and the Kurdistan Region politically and militarily and also to continue expanding mutual cooperation and partnership between the two countries. Ms. Stroul expressed the United States’ appreciation for the role and sacrifices of the Peshmarga in the war against ISIS.

For his part, the President reiterated the Kurdistan Region’s gratitude to the US and the International Coalition Against ISIS for supporting Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in confronting terrorism.

Both sides agreed on the importance of Iraqi parties’ efforts to break the existing political deadlock in the country and to form a government that meets the expectations of citizens and effectively faces the current challenges. The unity and common purpose among political parties in Kurdistan and the continuation of dialogues aimed at resolving Erbil-Baghdad disputes were underlined.

The meeting affirmed that ISIS movements and attacks across Iraq and Syria are serious threats, reaffirming the importance of cooperation and coordination between the Peshmarga and the Iraqi army, with the support from the international coalition, to confront terrorism and to eliminate ISIS, which poses threats to peace and stability in Iraq and the wider region.

The meeting also highlighted the reform and unification of Peshmarga, the developments in the Kurdistan Region, the status of Shingal district and the developments in the wider region.

 

 

https://presidency.gov.krd/en/president-nechirvan-barzani-meets-with-high-level-us-delegation/

PM Masrour Barzani meets with Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday met with H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al-Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah.

In the meeting, opportunities for cooperation between the Kurdistan Region and the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, particularly in trade, tourism and investment, were discussed. Both sides agreed to continue cooperation in matters of mutual concern.

Prime Minister Barzani arrived in the UAE on Friday to participate in the Global Energy Forum in Dubai on 28th and 29th March. He will also attend the World Government Summit on 29th and 30th March.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PM Masrour Barzani meets with Emirati counterpart

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Sunday met with H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, and Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

In the meeting, attended by multiple Emirati officials, the latest developments in Iraq and the wider region were discussed, alongside the elevation of ties between the Kurdistan Region and the UAE in all fields.

 
 
 
 
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President Nechirvan Barzani meets with Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

Antalya, Turkey, March 11, 2022

President Nechirvan Barzani attended the inauguration ceremony of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum today in Turkey. The President is participating in the three-day forum along with other world leaders and prominent diplomats to discuss regional and global issues.

Turkey’s President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, and United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres delivered speeches at the forum inauguration.

The speeches highlighted the current global challenges, the Russian-Ukrainian war, the humanitarian issues in Ukraine, the diplomatic efforts to end the conflict, the importance of preserving peace and stability and the Vienna talks.

On the sidelines of the forum today, President Nechirvan Barzani met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Mr. Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

The meeting focused on the latest developments in Ukraine and the impact of the ongoing conflict, Qatar’s relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, as well as the situation in Afghanistan and the wider region.

 

https://presidency.gov.krd/en/president-nechirvan-barzani-meets-with-qatars-minister-of-foreign-affairs/

PM Masrour Barzani meets with Qatari Emir

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday met with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in Doha.

Both sides discussed the latest developments in Iraq, particularly efforts to form Iraq’s new government.

They also addressed the relationship between Iraq, the Kurdistan Region, and Qatar, and emphasized strengthening ties between Erbil and Doha, particularly in economy, trade, and investment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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