A delegation from the Ministry of Peshmarga visits UK

Alternate Text News : 7/25/2022

Minister of Peshmarag Shoresh Ishmael accompanied by LTG Issa Uzeri Mohammed Chief of Staff, LTG Bakhtyar Mohammed Secretary General of the Peshmarga ministry and senior officers of the ministry visited UK and met with the minister for armed forces and senior British army officers. The delegation’s aim is to understand how the British Army conducts command and planning at tactical and strategic levels, and the structure of the army’s divisions. The visit is part of the UK’s support to the Peshmarga ministry’s reform process.
During the visit, the delegation was accompanied by KRG High Representative Karwan Jamal Tahir and received by James Heapy minister for armed forces. Both sides discussed the development of the reform process of the Peshmarga ministry in which the UK government is taking an important role as part of the International Coalition plans to modernise the ministry. Minister Heappy reiterated the UK’s ongoing support to Peshmerga reform. Minister Shoresh Ishmael thanked the British government for its continuous support to the Kurdistan region and the Peshmarga Forces, particularly UK’s support to the reform of the ministry.
The delegation met also with Stephen Hicky the General Director of the FCDO’s Middle East and North Africa Department. Both sides discussed the current political and security situation in Iraq and the region, and the Peshmarga ministry’s reform program. Mr. Hicky praised the Peshmrga bravery and the sacrifices in the fight against Daesh and the protection of the security in the region and said that the UK would continue its support to Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the Peshmarga forces.
The delegation has also visited some Army Headquarters to understand how the army headquarters are organised, the army’s approach to reform, the structure of the divisions, and the strategic operational and technical levels of the command.   
The delegation concluded their visit by meeting Air Marshal Martin ‘Sammy’ Sampson UK Defence Senior Advisor to the Middle East and North Africa. Both sides discussed the important of the Peshmarga ministry’s visit to the UK and the developments of the process of reform.