President Nechirvan Barzani meets with UK Ambassador
President Nechirvan Barzani received today in Erbil the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Mark Bryson-Richardson and his accompanying political and military delegation.
Discussions covered a wide range of issues including the UK bilateral relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, the latest political developments in Iraq, the developments in the Kurdistan Region, the war against terrorism and ISIS movements in the disputed territories of Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution. The global warming and climate change and their ramifications for Iraq, Kurdistan and the wider region were highlighted.
Both sides reiterated the importance of common vision and understanding among all Iraqi sides to find solution to the existing problems and affirmed that there are opportunities to reach an agreement and overcome the political gridlock in the country.
Both sides voiced concerns over the developments in Shingal area which has triggered a new refugee crisis, and reaffirmed the importance of collective cooperation between the Iraqi Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Discussions also focused on President Nechirvan Barzani’s recent visit to Sulaimani and his meetings with political parties, Erbil-Baghdad ties, Iraq’s relations with the outside world and other topics of mutual interest.