UK parliament encourages Erbil, Baghdad dialogue

UK parliament encourages Erbil, Baghdad dialogue



The United Kingdom’s State Minister for the Middle East on Tuesday said his country would continue its efforts to encourage the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Federal Government of Iraq to resolve ongoing disputes between both sides.

In a session on Tuesday, the UK parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee hosted Alistair Burt, the UK’s State Minister for the Middle East, to discuss Kurdish aspirations in relation to the interests of the UK.

Ties between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq as well as the role of the UK in resolving the disputes between the two sides were also discussed in the session.

Burt stated that his country “retains a very strong interest in Baghdad and Erbil reaching an agreement,” and the UK government would continue to do so.

The British minister encouraged both the KRG and the Iraqi government to find new ways to reopen the airports and resolve border disputes as a step forward for dialogue, adding that this ongoing issue would not benefit the region.

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