The Head of the Department of Foreign Relations meets with Director General of MENA
News : 11/30/2023
Kingdom, London, Department of Foreign Affairs, www.uk.gov.krd.
H.E. Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations in the
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) met with Stephen Hickey, Director General
of the Middle East and North Africa Office at the FCDO.
meeting, which was attended by Karwan Jamal Tahir, KRG High Representative to
the UK, bilateral relations, areas of coordination and how to develop them, the
situation in the Kurdistan Region, Erbil-Baghdad relations and the latest
political and security developments were discussed.
agreed on the importance of intensifying efforts to resolve the issues between
Erbil and Baghdad. H.E. Dizayee stressed that the role of the UK in assisting
Iraq and the Kurdistan Region was immensely important.
sides emphasized the need to overcome the differences and internal problems of
the Kurdistan Region and the importance of holding the Kurdistan parliamentary
elections on time.
Priorities and partnerships, as well as local
and regional concerns were discussed and both sides emphasized the need for
further strengthening partnerships and expanding coordination with the aim of
further expanding bilateral relations between the UK and KRI.