Kurds

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of David Anderson David Anderson Labour, Blaydon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Kurdistan Regional Government or its representatives in the UK on the situation in that region.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend Mr Hammond have both spoken to Kurdistan Region President Barzani. The Secretary of State for International Development, my right hon. Friend Justine Greening and I visited Erbil on 27 August and met with President Barzani, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Deputy Prime Minister Talabani, and other Ministers. I have also met the KRG’s representative in the UK and officials are in regular contact with the KRG offices in both the UK and Iraq.

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