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Kurdistan Region President receives Ambassador of the Netherlands

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, November 22, 2021

President Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Michel Rentenaar, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Iraq, in Erbil on Monday.

At the meeting, the developments in Iraq, especially the recent parliamentary elections and the ongoing row over the election outcome were discussed. Discussions also covered a wide range of other issues including the Netherlands’ relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in all areas and ways to strengthen bilateral ties, the role and contributions of the Dutch forces within the International Coalition against ISIS, and the Netherlands’ support and cooperation with the Ministry of Peshmarga as part of efforts to reform and unite the Peshmarga forces.

The President and the Ambassador agreed that disputes regarding the outcome of the elections should be settled through legal and constitutional channels and that after accepting the results, negotiations should start to form the new Iraqi cabinet.

Expanding Kurdistan Region’s relations with the Netherlands, particularly in agriculture, investments and private sector, and academic exchange and coordination between the two sides were also highlighted.

President Nechirvan Barzani expressed his appreciation for the Netherlands’ support to the Kurdistan Region and Iraq as part of the International Coalition against ISIS and valued the contributions of the Netherlands to the Ministry of Peshmarga to conduct reforms.

The regional developments and other topics of mutual interest were highlighted.



Kurdistan Region President and Iraq’s President hold meeting

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, November 17, 2021

President Nechirvan Barzani received Dr. Barham Salih, the President of the Republic of Iraq, on Wednesday.

Discussions focused on the situation in Iraq, the outcome of the parliamentary elections, Erbil-Baghdad relations and efforts aimed at resolving differences, the formation of the upcoming Iraqi cabinet, the war on terror, confronting ISIS threats and the latest regional developments.

Both sides reaffirmed the need and importance of cooperation and coordination among Iraqi factions to overcome challenges. They agreed that collective efforts are needed to ensure stability, to form a government that addresses the expectations and demands of citizens and to correct the course of the political process in Iraq.



Kurdistan Region President receives Consul General of Hungary

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 28, 2021

President Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Attila Toth, the Consul General of Hungary in Erbil on Thursday.

The President congratulated Mr. Toth on assuming the office, wished him success in his duties in the Kurdistan Region and expressed support for his new mission. The President offered his gratitude to Hungary for its support to the Kurdistan Region and Iraq within the International Coalition against ISIS. The President also thanked Hungary for its humanitarian assistance to refugees and displaced people in the Kurdistan Region and reaffirmed Kurdistan Region’s willingness to strengthen bilateral ties.

Consul General Toth expressed delight over his new mission, reiterating his country’s commitment to expand ties with the Kurdistan Region, especially economic relations, and seeking greater opportunities for partnership.

Discussions also focused on Iraq’s elections, the future of the political process in the country, efforts to form the next Iraqi government and the war on terrorism.



PM Masrour Barzani meets American LDS organisation

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Thursday met delegates from the American LDS organisation.

The Premier thanked the delegation which has helped the Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) with aid to displaced and poor people.

They praised the Kurdistan Region for taking over a million displaced people, despite the financial crisis, and discussed the importance of returning Yezidis to their hometown Shingal.


PM Masrour Barzani meets German Ambassador to Iraq

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday met Martin Jaegar, the new German ambassador to Iraq.

Prime Minister Barzani congratulated ambassador Jaegar and hoped for further links between Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and Germany.

The ambassador thanked the KRG for its cooperation and expressed Germany’s wish for greater ties.

Both sides also discussed the recent Iraq and German elections, and the KRG’s reform process, along with continued support for the Peshmerga.


PM Masrour Barzani meets Turkish Ambassador to Iraq

 Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday met Ali Reza Guney, Turkey’s ambassador to Iraq.

Also present was the Turkish consul general in Erbil and both sides discussed developing relations between Turkey, Iraq, and the Kurdistan Region.

They emphasised bilateral cooperation, especially in trade and commerce.


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