London, United Kingdom (uk.gov.krd) 16-10-2019. A parliamentary delegation led by the Deputy Speaker of Iraqi Parliament, Dr. Bashir Khalil al-Haddad visited the Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the United Kingdom and was welcomed by the KRG High Representative to the UK, Mr Karwan Jamal Tahir. The meeting focused on exploring wider national and regional issues, including Erbil-Baghdad relations and developments in Northeast Syria.
High Representative Karwan briefed the delegation on the strategies of KRG Representation in the United Kingdom and the KRG-UK relationship in areas of strategic importance such as, defence, , politics , economic, education and culture. Mr Tahir also recognised the role of Kurdish MPs in representing the Kurdish voices in the Iraqi Parliament. He reaffirmed the importance of unity among the Kurdish political parties aimed at defending the Kurdish rights in line with the Iraqi Constitution.
Dr. Bashir Khalil al-Haddad discussed shared areas on concern and underlined the need of joint commitments between the KRG and Iraqi Federal Government to develop a stable partnership based on mutual respect and meaningful cooperation.
During the meeting, Dr. Bashir Khalil al-Haddad gifted a parliamentary trophy to High Representative Karwan. In exchange, High Representative Karwan presented a copy of James Barr’s Book titled as “ A Line in the Sand” to Dr. Bashir Khalil al-Haddad which tells the story of a decisive era in the history of the Middle East when Britain and France ruled the Middle East in the middle of the First World War and how Kurdistan has been divided amid of major power conflict of interests.