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President Barzani Welcomes UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Salahaddin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRP.org) – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani welcomed UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Monday.

In a meeting in the President’s office in Salahaddin, the President and the UK Foreign Secretary discussed the fight against ISIS terrorists, recent advances by the Peshmerga forces, and the political process in Baghdad.

President Barzani thanked the UK and other coalition countries for their support to the Peshmerga forces and noted the recent gains by the Peshmerga forces against the terrorists.

Foreign Secretary Hammond commended the role of Kurdistan and the Peshmerga forces in the fight against the ISIS terrorists and recognized that the Kurdistan Region bears the lion’s share of this fight.

Both agreed that to defeat ISIS terrorists, in addition to joint military, political, and economic effort, there is also a need to confront their twisted ideology.
On the political process in Iraq, President Barzani stated that the Kurds have decided to support the new Iraqi prime minister.

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