A delegation of the KRG High Representation to the United Kingdom led by the Kurdistan Regional Government High Representative to the United Kingdom, Karwan Jamal Tahir attended the Conservative Conference to observe its proceedings, met new and old friends and diplomats from many countries in Birmingham, London, United Kingdom.
The High Representative, Karwan Jamal Tahir discussed bilateral relations with the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt and invited him to visit the Iraq and Kurdistan Region at his earliest convenience. He also discussed relations with Foreign Office Minister, Harriet Baldwin and its work with Richard Graham MP, the Chairman of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, which has in the past organised MPs’ visits to the Kurdistani Parliament, and he expressed his hopes that the WFD would begin new skills transfer work with the parliament that has just been elected.
The KRG delegation also met the Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Arlene Foster on the margin of the conference, both sides reiterated on further developing the relations between Kurdistan Region and Northern Ireland.
Mr Tahir commented: “it is very important that we maintain links with the political parties as part of sustaining a deep and wide engagement with MPs and activists. I am pleased to say that there is considerable interest in the fortunes of the Kurdistan Region across the political spectrum and our work stresses the importance of the living link with the UK that is so dear to the people and leaders of the Kurdistan Region.”