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Prime Minister Barzani receives EU delegation

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the European Union Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs Jean-Christophe Belliard, EU Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua, the head of the European Union Office in Erbil, Clarisse Pásztory and their accompanying delegation.

The delegation welcomed the improved relations between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad, and commended the Kurdistan Region for having accommodated and offered assistance to a large number of internally displaced people and refugees.

They expressed their willingness to support Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in various fields and further strengthen bilateral relations.

Prime Minister Barzani thanked the humanitarian and military support provided by a number of the European Union countries to the Kurdistan Region. He also stressed Kurdistan Region’s desire to strengthen relations with the EU countries in various fields.

They also discussed a number of topics related to the situation in Iraq and the wider region, including the threat of the re-emergence of terrorism, coordination between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad to contain this threat, and the ongoing talks between the political parties to form the new cabinet of the Kurdistan Region Government.

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