London, UK, September 16, 2021
Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with Mr. Nadim Zahawi, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of Education, in London on Friday.
During the meeting, President Nechirvan Barzani congratulated Mr. Zahawi on assuming the office and wished him success in his new mission as the new Secretary of Education in the UK.
The President stated: It’s an honor to see a Kurd hold an important ministerial position in Britain with great achievements in his political and administrative career.
The President underlined the importance of Kurdistan Region benefiting from the experiences and successes of the UK in education and school system, especially in vocational education which is highly important for the Kurdistan Region.
For his part, Mr. Zahawi expressed delight in meeting President Nechirvan Barzani who was heading the first official delegation from outside of the UK visiting the incoming Secretary of Education.
Mr. Zahawi reiterated the willingness of the United Kingdom to cooperate with the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in education and stated that the Kurdistan Region, as other countries in the Middle East, can benefit from their joint cooperation.
Discussions also focused on the developments in Iraq and the wider region.