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Prime Minister Barzani receives Ambassador of Switzerland to Jordan and Iraq

On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, Masrour Barzani, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), received Emilija Georgieva, the Ambassador of Switzerland to Jordan and Iraq.

The Prime Minister emphasised the importance of bilateral ties between the Kurdistan Region and Switzerland. He expressed admiration for Switzerland’s successful experiences across various domains and highlighted the Kurdistan Region’s aspiration to learn from them.

The Swiss Ambassador praised the notable progress achieved in construction and development within the Kurdistan Region, reaffirming her country’s eagerness to further enhance bilateral relations, particularly in commerce and industry.

The two sides discussed relations between Erbil and Baghdad, underscoring the significance of upholding the agreement between the KRG and the Iraqi federal government and stressed the importance of respecting the constitutional rights of the Kurdistan Region. They also addressed the situation of internally displaced people and refugees, emphasising the need to establish suitable conditions for their voluntary repatriation to their places of origin.

Lastly, the meeting touched upon the detrimental effects of climate change and highlighted the importance of safeguarding water resources.

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