Germany will continue to support Kurdistan Region: envoy
Germany’s incoming Ambassador to Iraq Martin Jaeger stated in a meeting with Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani in Erbil on Tuesday that his country would continue to support the Kurdish region in northern Iraq.

They also discussed a range of issues including the Iraqi elections, the future of the political process in the country, boosting Germany’s relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, and the situation in the country, Kurdistan Region presidency said in a statement.

Ambassador Jaeger reaffirmed that Germany’s policy towards Iraq and the Kurdistan Region will not change after a new government takes office in Berlin following the country’s federal elections earlier this year, as Germany continues its support to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, and will continue as a member of the International Coalition Against ISIS. The Ambassador also referred to Germany’s joint efforts with the Ministry of Peshmerga to carry out reforms in the Ministry and to unite the Peshmarga forces, commending the contributions of President Nechirvan Barzani in this regard.

For his part, Barzani congratulated the Ambassador on assuming the office, wished him success, and extended Kurdistan Region’s appreciation to Germany, reiterating that the military, humanitarian and political support of Germany to the Kurdistan Region will never be forgotten, and appreciating Germany’s continued support to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

The developments in Afghanistan, the situation in the wider region and other topics of mutual interest were also highlighted at the meeting, which was attended by Germany’s Consul General in Erbil.

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