Jordan’s King receives the president of the KRG

King Abdullah II received the President of the Kurdish Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, on Wednesday at the Al Husseiniya Palace.

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At a meeting joined by Prince Faisal bin Hussein, King Abdullah II and President of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani conferred on mutual bonds, expressing enthusiasm for improving them across several sectors, according to a Royal Court statement.

The new developments in Iraq and the region were also considered, with the King repeating Jordan’s support for Iraq and its people.

The King reiterated the significance of rigorous regional and international efforts in combating terrorism, within a holistic approach, to reinforce regional and global security and stability.

The meeting also discussed the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic during the talks.

For his part, President Barzani expressed his gratitude for Jordan’s constant support, voicing a willingness to enlarge cooperation across all areas of mutual concern.

In a tweet shared on his account, Barzani also expressed his delight in meeting the King in Amman, with the occasion of “discussing bilateral relations between the KRG, Iraq and Jordan, economic cooperation, regional challenges and other issues of mutual interest.”

Barzani further stated that he values the KRG’s ties with Jordan and hopes to strengthen them.

Talking to a KRG-based news outlet about the meeting, Falah Mustafa, the KRG’s Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, stated that the meeting between the two aimed to “consolidate relations between the two sides and establish a common view on regional issues on both sides.”

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