Head of DFR held a virtual meeting with MP, Defence Select Committee Chairman at the UK’s Parliament

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Thursday 11, June had a virtual meeting by video conference with the Bournemouth East MP, and defence select committee chairman Tobias Ellwood. 

At the meeting, attended by KRG Representative in the United Kingdom Mr Karwan Jamal, Minister Dizayee gave a brief overview on the current political, security, economic and public health situations and developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, the KRG’s measures and efforts to contain the further spread of Covid-19 outbreak, as well as its needs and requirements for the fight against the virus.

Minister Dizayee and Mr Ellwood also discussed the Erbil and Baghdad ties and the Region’s position in resolving the ongoing outstanding issues. Meanwhile, they highlighted the importance of continued support of coalitions to the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in combating ISIS and preserving the security and stability of the region.

Minister Dizayee appreciated the effective role of the UK and Mr Ellwood for supporting the Kurdistan Region as a good friend of the Kurdish people, both of his current and previous position as the Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

On his part, MP Ellwood expressed his optimism on the level of the relations that exist between the two sides and hoped further strengthening them at all levels. He also stated that on post-COVID19 with the Committee Committee would like to visit the Kurdistan Region to take a closer look at the developments in the country.