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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.


President Nechirvan Barzani meets with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey

Ankara, Turkey, February 2, 2022

President Nechirvan Barzani arrived in Ankara today and met with Turkey’s President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The meeting focused on bilateral relations of Turkey with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, reaffirming the mutual willingness to further strengthen the important commercial and economic ties between the two sides.





Discussions also highlighted other areas of joint partnership, the political status in Iraq and the latest regional developmentshttps://presidency.gov.krd/en/the-president-of-the-kurdistan-region-meets-with-the-president-of-the-republic-of-turkey/

President Nechirvan Barzani receives Ambassador of Switzerland

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, January 20, 2022

President Nechirvan Barzani received today the Ambassador of Switzerland to Iraq and Jordan, Mr. Lukas Gasser, and his accompanying delegation in Erbil.

Discussions focused on Switzerland’s bilateral relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and the importance of reopening the Swiss Embassy in Baghdad.

The political process and the situation in the country were highlighted and both sides agreed that religious and ethnic diversities in Iraq are the strengths of the country. It was underlined that all Iraqi factions and parties need to come together for the best interests of the country and reach a common understanding about the political process in Iraq. They also discussed the formation of the new Iraqi government which needs to bring all communities and parties closer together, strengthen the political stability, safeguard the Iraqi interests and be able to face the current challenges.

President Nechirvan Barzani reaffirmed the importance of stability in Iraq, and the collective efforts to resolve the pending disputes, especially Erbil-Baghdad differences which require political will and decision-making. The President underscored the significance of the constitution and the federal system in the country and said that Iraq continues to need international community’s support to confront challenges ahead.

Other topics of discussion included the regional developments, the bilateral relations of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region with the neighboring countries and other issues of mutual interest.





PM Masrour Barzani meets with UNAMI chief

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Thursday met with UN Secretary General’s special representative to Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, to discuss the latest political developments in Iraq as government formation talks progress.

As the Parliament in Baghdad held its first session, both sides stressed the need for the new government to represent the interests of all citizens and prioritize the stability and security of the country, which includes a peaceful resolution to longstanding issues with Erbil.



PM Masrour Barzani meets with Swiss Ambassador to Iraq

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday met with the Swiss ambassador to Iraq and Jordan, Lukas Gasser.

Prime Minister Barzani highlighted the ninth cabinet’s efforts in Baghdad to assist with the formation of government, as well as progress with KRG’s reform agenda toward economic diversification.

He welcomed Switzerland sharing its expertise to help develop the Kurdistan Region.

Ambassador Gasser thanked KRG for its cooperation and support to the embassy, and expressed his country’s readiness to develop bilateral ties and encourage investments in the Kurdistan Region.


PM Masrour Barzani New Year Congratulatory Statement

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani issued the following statement today to express his best wishes on New Year’s Eve to the people of the Kurdistan Region.

In his statement, the Prime Minister said:

“As 2022 arrives I congratulate President Masoud Barzani, the people of Kurdistan, our brave Peshmerga and the families of our martyrs.

“I hope the new year brings peace and prosperity and sees an end to all crises and tragedies.

“Last year, despite facing many obstacles, the KRG made every effort to continue its reform process and face off challenges. In cooperation with the private sector we were able to establish many important projects that helped strengthen the infrastructure in the Kurdistan Region.

“We hope that with the help of everyone we will be able to do an even better job in the coming year. I must thank the people of the Kurdistan Region for their resilience, despite the financial crises.

“Sadly, in the past year, many natural disasters and unfortunate incidents happened, causing many to suffer losses. A number of brave Peshmerga were martyred in facing of Islamic State terrorists. On this occasion, I pay my respects to their memory and their sacrifice.

“Happy new year to everyone, and may Kurdistan continue to be stronger and more prosperous.”

Masrour Barzani
Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region

31 Dec 2021

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