Kurdistan Region President receives Ambassador of Spain

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, September 22, 2021

Kurdistan Region President received Mr. Pedro Martinez, the incoming Ambassador of Spain to Iraq, in Erbil on Wednesday.

President Nechirvan Barzani congratulated Mr. Martinez on assuming the office, wished him success and expressed full support for his new mission as Spain’s Ambassador to Iraq. The President also reiterated the Kurdistan Region’s willingness to expand relations with Spain and presented a brief overview of the status of the Kurdistan Region.

Ambassador Martinez hoped to strengthen Spain’s relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in all areas, especially in trade and commerce, and pledged to encourage Spain’s private sector and businesses to invest in the country. The Ambassador commended the pace of reconstruction and progress in the Kurdistan Region.

Discussions also focused on Iraq’s future, the political process in the country, the latest developments in the war against terrorism and the threats of ISIS.

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The Prime Minister Masrour Barzani welcomed Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Erbil, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 7th of September 2021
The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government Masrour Barzani welcomed today Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The Prime Minister  thanked the European Union for its support for the Kurdistan Region and underscored the important role of international observers from the EU for a clean and fair Iraqi election.
He also stressed the implementation of the Iraqi constitution and that equality, justice, and genuine partnership should be the basis of healthy governance in Iraq.
The High Representative of the EU emphasized the importance of the Kurdistan Region as a factor of stability in the region and stressed continued EU-KR cooperation, particularly in confronting terrorism.
The development of economic cooperation between the Kurdistan Region and the EU, the Reform Agenda of the ninth cabinet, Erbil-Baghdad relations, and the condition of refugees and IDPs in the Kurdistan Region were other topics of the meeting.