President Nechirvan Barzani expresses gratitude to Sir John Major

London, UK, September 16, 2021

Continuing his official visit to the United Kingdom, Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received Sir John Major, former British Prime Minister, a renowned politician and a friend of the people of Kurdistan.

President Nechirvan Barzani reiterated the gratitude of the people of the Kurdistan Region to Sir John Major for his support and assistance to the people of Kurdistan during the difficult periods of the early 1990s. The President praised and highly valued the efforts of Sir John Major and other world leaders supporting the people of Kurdistan, which led to the Security Council resolution 688, the establishment of the no fly zone and the formation of a safe haven for the people of Kurdistan.

Referring to these events, President Nechirvan Barzani stated: “The people of Kurdistan will never forget your, Britain’s and other countries compassion and friendship and always value your continued support and assistance.

For his part, Sir John Major expressed his affinity for the people of Kurdistan and wished the Kurdistan Region success.

Discussions also focused on the security and political situation in Iraq, the wider region, as well as the developments in the Kurdistan Region, achievements and progress in the past 30 years.