The President and Mr. Solana had an exchange of views on latest developments in Iraq and on issues of particular interest to the Kurdistan Region. President Barzani expressed his appreciation for the European Union’s commitment to a Federal and Democratic Iraq and urged the EU to encourage trade and investment in the Kurdistan Region as a gateway to the rest of Iraq.
Earlier the day President Barzani welcomed a delegation of the Iraqi federal parliament and  the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Iraq in Belgium.

The President’s visit to Brussels and his European tour are part of the Kurdistan Region’s efforts to encourage international support for Iraq’s political process and to attract foreign investment to the Kurdistan region.
Dr Fuad Hussein, Chief of Staff of the Kurdistan Region Presidency and Burhan Jaf, Head of the KRG-EU Mission were part of the President’s delegation in Brussels.

For Further information please contact Ms. Helga Pavlovszky ([email protected]).

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