Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 15 October 2019
President Nechirvan Barzani received the Senior Adviser to the Middle East and North Africa, Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer and his accompanying delegation.
President Barzani discussed the reform process of the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs and thanked the United Kingdom and other countries within the International Coalition for their support.
During the meeting, President Nechirvan Barzani expressed his appreciation for the UK and the International Coalition for their support to the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. President Barzani emphasized on the importance of the continued UK support in protecting the achievements of the war against terror and preventing terrorist resurgence.
Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer reaffirmed his country’s support to the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs for its reform process, training of Peshmerga forces, and confronting terrorism. Both sides reiterated the importance of cooperation between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi Army in the disputed areas and in confronting terrorist threats. They also discussed Erbil- Baghdad relations, latest developments in Iraq and Syria, the military operations in the east of the Euphrates and its effect on the security and stability of the wider region
The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Peshmerga Affairs and the General Consul of the United Kingdom to the Kurdistan Region.