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President Nechirvan Barzani meets with a high level US delegation

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, January 16, 2023

President Nechirvan Barzani received late Monday evening the National Security Council Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, Mr. Brett McGurk, who is currently visiting the Kurdistan Region accompanied by a high level US delegation.

At the meeting, attended by the US Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Mr. Amos Hochstein, and the US Ambassador to Iraq Ms. Alina Romanowski, discussions focused on the latest political developments in Iraq, US relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, Erbil-Baghdad relations and the discussions to resolve their differences, the developments in the Kurdistan Region and the process of the unification of the Peshmerga.

Mr. McGurk reiterated the continued US support for Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, underlining his country’s readiness to expand relations with Baghdad and Erbil, and to develop joint cooperation in all areas, especially in the field of energy and maintaining energy security.

For his part, President Nechirvan Barzani presented a detailed overview of the developments in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and also of the attempts to resolve the pending issues. The President stressed that with the establishment of the new Iraqi federal government, an opportunity has emerged to resolve the issues on the basis of the Constitution and federalism. And in this context, the President reiterated the Kurdistan Region’s readiness to support all constructive efforts.

The meeting also discussed the importance of working together to maintain stability, and the latest developments in the wider region; other issues of mutual interest were also discussed at the meeting, which was attended by a number of officials from the Kurdistan Region and the US.

 

 

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Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives General Matthew McFarlane, Commander of the Coalition Forces in Iraq and Syria

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD)- Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received today in Erbil General Matthew McFarlane, Commander of the Coalition Forces in Iraq and Syria. The meeting discussed the latest developments in Iraq and the wider region, the continued support to the Peshmerga forces in the fight against terrorism, the threat of ISIS and the importance of maintaining border security in border areas.

The Commander of the Coalition Forces Capital Initials in Iraq and Syria pointed to the progress of cooperation and security coordination between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army in the fight against terrorism, especially during the last year and reiterated the importance of promoting the coordination to fill the existing security gap in the areas of Article 140 of the Constitution Capital Initials.

The Prime Minister thanked the US and the coalition forces for their continued support to the Peshmerga in the fight against terrorism to the reforms in the Peshmerga Ministry.

The Prime Minister gave an overview of the outcome of the recent visit of the government delegation to Baghdad and their meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister, especially the development of cooperation and security coordination between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army.

January 15, 2023

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The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) met with the Iraqi President

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has met with Iraqi President Latif Rashid. They emphasized the need to defend the constitutional rights of the Kurdistan Region and discussed the situation in Iraq and the importance of resolving the issues between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government in accordance with the constitution.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG) met with the Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with Jordanian parliamentary delegation led by Speaker of the Jordanian House of Representatives Ahmad Safadi in Baghdad.

The meeting discussed how to promote relations between Jordan and the Kurdistan Region.

The Speaker of the Jordanian House of Representatives conveyed the greetings of King Abdullah of the Kingdom of Jordan to the Prime Minister and expressed his country's desire to develop comprehensive relations with the Kurdistan Region.

The Prime Minister pointed to the historical and friendly relations between the Kurdistan Region and the Kingdom of Jordan and expressed the Kurdistan Region's readiness to strengthen relations with Jordan.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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President Nechirvan Barzani’s New Year Message

President Nechirvan Barzani’s New Year Message

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, December 31, 2022

I wish the families of the fallen heroes, our brave Peshmergas and the security forces, all the people of Kurdistan, Iraq and the world a happy New Year. I hope it will be a year of fulfilment of hopes and success; a year that brings an end to wars, conflicts, epidemics and hardships, and a year in which peace, security and stability prevail around the world.

The interests of the people of Kurdistan must be the main objective for all of us. With the start of the new year, let us make unity, solidarity, mutual acceptance and collective efforts a new chapter in our relationships among the political parties and among all communities in the Kurdistan Region. Let us work together to protect and ensure federalism and the constitutional rights, and resolve the outstanding issues with the Iraqi Federal Government on the basis of the Constitution.

We reiterate once again that the Kurdistan Region will fulfil its shared responsibilities and will continue to be a factor of peace and stability. The Kurdistan Region will support all efforts to resolve the problems and challenges facing the country to achieve peace, security and political stability in Iraq, in a way that the rights of all communities in the country are safeguarded.

We will develop our relations with the neighboring and regional countries, and with our friends and international allies on the basis of respect, unity and common interests. We will continue to cooperate to confront the threat of terrorism and eliminate terrorists. We will work together to consolidate peace and stability.

We will work to improve the lives and welfare of citizens, to further deepen pluralism, coexistence, tolerance, and protection of democracy, human rights, equality and liberties. We look forward to the new year and the future. I wish everyone good health, success, happiness and prosperity.

Nechirvan Barzani
The President of the Kurdistan Region

 

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Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni extends formal invitation to President Nechirvan Barzani to visit Rome

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, December 23, 2022

President Nechirvan Barzani received today in Erbil the Prime Minister of Italy Ms. Giorgia Meloni who is visiting Iraq and the Kurdistan Region on her first official trip outside Europe.

During their meeting today, President Nechirvan Barzani welcomed Prime Minister Meloni to the Kurdistan Region and wished her a Merry Christmas. The President congratulated Ms. Meloni on her electoral victory and assuming the post of the prime minister of Italy. The President also expressed the Kurdistan Region’s appreciation for Italy’s military, political and humanitarian assistance, and its support to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region during the fight against ISIS.

For her part, Prime Minister Meloni stressed that her country attaches special importance to its relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and considered the strength and stability of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region as important for both Iraq and the wider region. In this context, President Nechirvan Barzani reiterated that the Kurdistan Region seeks to resolve all issues with Baghdad through dialogue and on the basis of the Constitution.

The President and the Prime Minister agreed that ISIS is still a real threat to the security and stability of Iraq and Syria, and that Iraq and the Kurdistan Region continue to need the international support to eliminate ISIS. They also stressed on further developing bilateral relations between Italy and the Kurdistan Region and their collective cooperation in all fields. In this context, Prime Minister Meloni extended an official invitation to President Nechirvan Barzani to visit Rome.

Discussions also focused on the program of Prime Minister Meloni to inspect the Italian forces present in the Kurdistan Region within the framework of the International Coalition to eliminate ISIS, and the presence and role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Iraq. The condition of the displaced, the status of the refugees and ethnic and religious communities, especially the Christians and the Yezidis, the situation in the wider region, and the ramifications of the war in Ukraine and other issues of mutual interest were also highlighted.

 

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