PM Barzani, UK Minister of State stress the importance of stability of the Kurdistan Region
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Thursday held an official phone call with UK Minister of State for the Middle East, South Asia, and the United Nations Lord Tariq Ahmad and underlined the stability of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
PM Barzani acknowledged the good relations between Kurdistan Region and the United Kingdom, especially in the fields of security cooperation, education, trade, and investment, as well as Britain’s support and technical assistance in digitalizing public services and the tax reform in the Kurdistan Region.
While addressing the exportation of agricultural products of Halabja and Zakho to Gulf countries, both agreed that the UK could support the Kurdistan Region in becoming a food basket to the broader region.
Engaging discussion yesterday evening with @masrourbarzani , Kurdistan Regional Government PM. The UK and Kurdistan Region of Iraq have an important and historical relationship. Stability and security in the region are as vital as ever.— Lord (Tariq)Ahmad of Wimbledon (@tariqahmadbt) December 9, 2022
"The UK and Kurdistan Region of Iraq have an important and historical relationship. Stability and security in the region are as vital as ever," UK Minister of State for the Middle East, South Asia, and the United Nations Lord Tariq Ahmad tweeted on Friday.
In April, PM Barzani visited London and met with then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson and a number of top officials from the former premier’s cabinet members.
The official visit of Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani to the United Kingdom in April “transformed” the Erbil-London bilateral ties, the outgoing British UK Consul to the Kurdistan Region David Hunt, told the premier on Sunday.