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Germany’s new ambassador to Iraq stresses strengthening relations with Kurdistan Region

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with the new German ambassador to Iraq Franz Joseph Crimp and his accompanying delegation.

Ambassador Crimp expressed his happiness to observe the prevailing stability in the Kurdistan Region, for which he highlighted the role of its people, government and Peshmerga forces, who have been able to protect the Region against terrorism.

He reiterated that his government will continue supporting the Kurdistan Region in the military and humanitarian fields, and expressed willingness to develop further and strengthen the relations between the two sides.

Prime Minister Barzani thanked Ambassador Crimp for his visit and expressed his gratitude for the German government, as part of the international coalition forces, for its support and assistance to the Kurdistan Region in difficult and challenging periods at both military and humanitarian levels.

The two sides exchanged views on the political situation in Iraq, the anticipated liberation of Mosul and its aftermath, and the economic situation in Kurdistan Region.

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