Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with UK Defense Secretary

Chancellor Masrour Barzani met today UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson and discussed the strong relationship between the Kurdistan Region and United Kingdom. In the meeting held on the margins of the Munich Security Conference, Chancellor Barzani thanked Secretary Williamson for UK’s support in the war on ISIL, and training to Peshmerga Forces. They agreed that combating the continued ISIL threat in Iraq and beyond requires sustained, global cooperation.

They also discussed the situation in Syria. Chancellor Barzani urged UK to help advance a long-term agreement that prevents further conflict and gives local communities guarantees about their future, including the Kurdish people.