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Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu visits Erbil

Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu visits Erbil

Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, met on 21 November 2014 in Erbil his Turkish counterpart Mr. Ahmed Davutoglu and his accompanying delegation.

The meeting was attended by KRG Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani, KRG ministers of Interior, Peshmerga Affairs, Finance and Economy, Planning, Tourism, and Parliament Affairs, and the Spokesperson of the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The two sides discussed the situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and the latest security and military developments in the war against ISIS terrorist organization. They also discussed the outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad as well as Turkey’s relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and commercial, diplomatic and political relations.

Mr. Davutoglu described his meetings with Iraqi officials in Baghdad a day earlier as positive. He said that the formation of the new Iraqi government is an opportunity to confront terrorism and address the problems, stressing that Turkey will continue to support and assist the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

In the scope of the visit, Mr Davutoglu also met with the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani to discuss numerous issues of mutual concern. President Barzani hailed the visit by the Turkish Prime Minister as a good opportunity to adress and to remove any problems that may have existed between the two sides in the past.