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United Kingdom continues its assistance to the Kurdistan Region

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a senior British military delegation, headed by Lieutenant-General Tom Beckett.

The visiting delegation praised the role of the Kurdistan Region military forces, the Peshmerga, in the fight against terrorism and reiterated UK’s support for the Kurdistan Region.

Lieutenant-General Beckett stressed the need for closer cooperation among all parties involved in the fight against the so called Islamic State terrorist organization, particularly in the anticipated operation to liberate the city of Mosul from ISIS.

Prime Minister Barzani expressed his government’s gratitude for United Kingdom’s continuous military assistance. He said combating terrorism is a top priority of his government since terrorism is a global threat.

The relations between Erbil and Baghdad, political developments in the region and post-ISIS planning were also among the topics discussed in the meeting.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, Kurdistan Region Presidency Chief of Staff Dr. Fuad Hussein, Minister of Interior Karim Sinjari and the head of Department of Foreign Relations Falah Mustafa.

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