Chancellor Masrour Barzani receives UK’s Defence Senior Adviser on the Middle East

Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today a high-level delegation led by UK’s Defence Senior Adviser on the Middle East Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer. In their lengthy meeting, both reviewed important reform progress for Peshmerga Forces and UK’s continued support in that regard. Chancellor Barzani and Sir Lorimer agreed that despite the territorial defeat of ISIS, the terrorist group remains a threat. They both underscored the importance of joint security mechanisms between Peshmerga Forces and Iraqi Security Forces in the disputed territories. During the meeting attended by Ambassador Jon Wilks, they also exchanged views on measures necessary to increase UK trade and investment with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.