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The United Kingdom reaffirms its support to the Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with the United Kingdom Minister of Defense Mr. Michael Fallon and his accompanied delegation.

In the meeting, attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani and a number of KRG senior officials, Minister Fallon commended the Kurdistan Region and its military forces, the Peshmerga, for fighting and defeating the so-called Islamic State terror group. The British Minister also praised the Kurdistan Regional Government for sheltering and assisting close to two million refugees and internally displaced people, despite facing a hard financial crisis.

Mr. Fallon reaffirmed that his government will continue to support the Kurdistan Region.

Prime Minister Barzani expressed his appreciation to the people and government of the United Kingdom for supporting the Region in the fight against terror.

Financial crisis in the Kurdistan Region, the war in Syria and other pressing issues were discussed in the meeting.

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