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Visit of Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu to Erbil, 10 June 2019

Visit of Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu to Erbil, 10 June 2019

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited Erbil to attend the oath-taking ceremony of President Nechirvan Barzani of the Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq (KRG) and to hold bilateral meetings.

Minister Çavuşoğlu met with Nechirvan Barzani and congratulated him for his election as President of the KRG.

Minister Çavuşoğlu emphasized that in the period ahead we should focus on concrete projects and should carry out together our resolute fight against the terrorist organization PKK.

On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu met also with Masrour Barzani, Chancellor of Security of the KRG.

Minister Çavuşoğlu wished Masrour Barzani success in forming the new KRG Cabinet. Minister Çavuşoğlu stated that we should expand trade relations and investments and would continue cooperation in the fight against terrorism, especially against PKK and all its affiliated groups.

Minister Çavuşoğlu met also with KDP President Masoud Barzani at the oath-taking ceremony of KRG President Nechirvan Barzani.

Minister Çavuşoğlu met also with Iraqi Turkmen Front President Ersat Salihi.

Minister Çavuşoğlu stated that our support for our Turkmen brothers and sisters would continue and we would always stand by them.

Finally, Minister Çavuşoğlu was received by President Barham Salih of Iraq.

Minister Çavuşoğlu emphasized that we would keep up the momentum gained in our relations with Iraq and that we would improve our relations in all areas including economy and security.