ERBIL — UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, arrived in Erbil on Wednesday where he was received by Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani.
The officials held a press conference after the meeting which, Barzani said, was focussed on the bilateral ties, the relations between Erbil and Baghdad, war on terror, and the Iraqi elections.
Barzani underlined the cooperations between Erbil and London, reminding that the UK had played a significant role in establishing the safe zone to protect Kurds against Saddam Hussein in 1991.
“My visit here reflects the importance that we in the United Kingdom attach to this historic friendship. We are very proud to be longstanding friends of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq,” Raab said.
The president of Kurdistan Region wrote on Twitter: “I discussed bilateral ties, war against terrorism, upcoming Iraqi elections and other pressing issues in my meeting with the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in Erbil. I thanked the UK for its continued support to the Kurdistan Region.”