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Prime Minister receives the Ambassador of Sweden to Iraq

On Monday, June 5, 2023, Masrour Barzani, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), welcomed Ms. Jessica Svärdström, the Ambassador of Sweden to Iraq, in a meeting that covered several topical issues.

The discussions focussed on the overall situation in Iraq, with an emphasis on strengthening bilateral ties between the Kurdistan Region and Sweden. In particular, the Prime Minister stressed the significance of upholding the agreement between the KRG and the Iraqi federal government, which guarantees the Kurdistan Region’s financial entitlements and constitutional rights.

The meeting also covered the internal affairs of the Kurdistan Region, particularly the upcoming parliamentary election. The Prime Minister reiterated the importance of adhering to the scheduled timeline for the election.

The Swedish Ambassador commended the progress made in construction and development within the Kurdistan Region, particularly in its capital, Erbil, despite the numerous obstacles and challenges faced.

Furthermore, the two sides discussed the enhancement of women’s rights in the Kurdistan Region, and policies enacted by the KRG to provide equal opportunities for women across all aspects of life.

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