Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), on 25th June held a virtual meeting with the KRG’s representatives abroad, to discuss the latest political, economic, humanitarian and health developments in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and the wider the region.
Minister Dizayee briefed the KRG representatives on the current situation and the KRG’s position and policies.
Minister Dizayee said that the KRG supports the new Iraqi government led by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and calls for Kurdistan’s rights to be implemented, based on the Constitution.
He added that the KRG hopes to reach an agreement with Baghdad soon to resolve all the outstanding issues.
Minister Dizayee stressed the need for coordination between the KRG and Iraqi Federal government with the global Coalition to deter ISIS from terrorist acts, saying that ISIS’s movements have increased and it is taking advantage of the security vacuum.
On the Strategic Dialogue between Iraq and the US, Minister Dizayee stated the meaning of the agreement for both countries: Iraq still needs military and logistical support and the revival of its economic infrastructure, and the United States aims to support Iraq in counter-terrorism and developing its economic, scientific, energy and cultural fields.
He stressed the importance of Kurdistan Region’s role in the agreement, in which its representative participated in the first meeting.
On the coronavirus pandemic, Minister Dizayee said that the KRG continuously liaises with the diplomatic missions, UN agencies and charitable organizations that are providing assistance to contain the virus.
The representatives abroad shared their current areas of work and plans for future projects.
The participants exchanged ideas on how to strengthen and promote the Kurdistan Region’s relationships with other nations at all levels.