Prime Minister Masrour Barzani discusses developments in Kurdistan with King and Queen of Belgium

DAVOS, Switzerland- Prime Minister Masrour Barzani participated today in a special panel of discussion on “Repowering Europe’s Industries” on the sidelines of the 2023 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium and a number of Belgian and European officials attended this meeting, where Prime Minister Masrour Barzani discussed the latest developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

The Prime Minister also addressed the reform process within the ninth cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government, especially improving agricultural sector and farming productivity as well as exporting Kurdistan’s local goods to the European markets.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Kurdistan Region President and Iraq’s Prime Minister discuss developments in the country

Baghdad, Iraq, January 21, 2023

President Nechirvan Barzani met today in Baghdad with Iraq’s Prime Minister, Mr. Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani.

The meeting discussed the latest developments in Iraq and the ways to further strengthen coordination and cooperation between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Federal Government of Iraq.

The meeting also discussed joint works between the two sides, especially in the field of oil and gas law, the Iraqi budget and border protection efforts.

 

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Prime Minister Barzani meets Saudi Arabia’s investment minister in Davos

Masrour Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdistan Regin met with the Minister of Investment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Khalid al-Falah in Davos on Wednesday evening.

PM Barzani and al-Falah stressed the need for developing bilateral relations, especially in the field of economy and investment between the Kurdistan Region and Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Investment minister pointed out that a delegation of Saudi investors and entrepreneurs will soon visit Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to discuss investment opportunities and enhance business relations.

The Kurdish prime minister highlighted the agenda of the KRG’s ninth cabinet which is centered around diversifying revenue sources, paying significannt attentions to the agriculture, industry and facilitating for domestic and foreign investors to invest in the Kurdistan across all sectors.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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President Nechirvan Barzani meets with Speaker of the House of Representatives of Iraq

KRG PM Masrour Barzani meets with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte in Davos

Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Masrour Barzani on Thursday met with Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands in Davos, Switzerland, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, discussing means to develop bilateral relations between the two sides.

Prime Minister Barzani expressed his gratitude for the Netherlands' continued coordination and support of the Kurdistan Region.

During the meeting, PM Barzani pointed out that the Netherlands is one of the European countries that has assisted the KRG in its efforts to diversify its economy and advance agriculture, a development that has seen significant progress in this regard.

PM Rutte showed Amsterdam's willingness to develop their relations with the Kurdistan Region across all areas, notably the agriculture sector.

The two leaders, in parts of their talks, voiced the significance of Erbil and Baghdad to reach grassroots solutions for their issues on the basis of the constitution.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 met with the President of the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council President Faiq Zedan in Baghdad on Wednesday.

The two sides agreed on the importance of resolving the issues between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government on the basis of the constitution, in a way that is in the interest of all Iraqi citizens.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Government met with Iraqi Prime Minister

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Sudani, in Baghdad on Wednesday. They stressed the importance of resolving the issues between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government on the basis of the constitution and Iraqi government formation agenda in the meeting.

Kurdistan Region Prime Minster said, there are many ways to resolve the issues, if there is an intention to resolve the issues and there are endless efforts to resolve the outstanding issues between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government, through agreements between the parties and the government's ministerial agenda.

 

The Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said there is a strong demand on the part of the Kurdistan Region Government to resolve the issues between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government in a way that is in the interest of all Iraqi citizens.

The main topic of the meeting was to discuss the preparations for the federal budget bill for 2023 and the details of the financial entitlements of the Kurdistan Region in the federal budget, the steps of preparation the federal oil and gas bill as stated in the agreement between the parties the government's ministerial agenda was discussed and both sides agreed on the need to resolve the issues and reach an agreement on the budget, oil and gas basis of the constitution.

Other topics of discussion included the importance of implementing Article 140 of the constitution, ensuring the constitutional rights of the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces as part of the defense system of the federal Iraq and the implementation of the Sinjar agreement.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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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