Duchess of Edinburgh becomes first royal to visit Kurdistan Region
News : 5/27/2023
London, United Kingdom, www.uk.gov.krd. The Duchess of Edinburgh, Her Royal Highness Sophie has
become the first UK royal to visit Kurdistan Region. This visit was in support
of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda (WPS), and to continue the Duchess'
work to champion the survivors of conflict related sexual violence.
In her visit the Duchess along with her accompanying
delegation, including the UK ambassador and Consul General in Erbil and Baghdad
met a number of high-level officials including KRG Prime Minister and Deputy
Prime Minister, NGOs, and Yazidi women survivors.
KRG High Representative to the UK, Karwan Jamal Tahir who was
a part of the visit stated that “Her Royal Highness's visit highlights not only
her drive and support for the women and girls who are victims of terror but
also encapsulates the friendship, support and shared values between the UK and