Tag Archives | ‘Your Country’ – United Kingdom

Baroness Nicholson leads Meetings with Iraqi Ministers

Baroness Nicholson and a delegation of Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) members had a meeting in Baghdad with Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Rowsch Shaways, followed by an exchange of views with Iraq’s Minister of Oil, HE Adel Abdul-Mehdi. The meetings were extremely informative and Minister Abdul-Mehdi made a point in welcoming and encouraging further […]

KRG PM meets Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, yesterday received the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, accompanied by Nadhim Zahawi, member of the British Parliament and a number of British businessmen. Mr. Johnson expressed his pleasure for visiting the Kurdistan Region and witness personally the developments that have been achieved, and observe the progress made by the […]

UK Forges Closer Ties with Iraqi Kurdistan

Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, UK Trade Envoy for Iraq and Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Chairman, highlighted on Tuesday the fact that “despite the heavy competition from major industrial countries such as Turkey, China and South Korea there are plenty of contracts and good partnerships being forged by British companies in the Iraq’s Kurdistan […]

PM Barzani Receives UK Security Envoy

Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, yesterday received the British Government's Security Envoy to Kurdistan Region, Lieutenant General Sir Simon Mayall, and his accompanying delegation, which included the British Consul to Kurdistan Region, Angus McKee and a number of British military officers. Lieutenant General Mayall said that the aim of his is to acquire […]

UK Consul Visits GKP’s Shaikan Facility

UK Consul General Angus McKee visited Gulf Keystone's production facility at the Shaikan oil field on Wednesday, where he was given a tour by company officials. He viewed the production processes, control room and loading of tankers for onward transportation. Following the visit, McKee said: "Kurdistan Region's oil industry is a real success story, and […]

Charity Concert for People of Sinjar

CHARITY CONCERT  An evening of Kurdish music An evening for the people of Sinjar An evening to help keep a child warm this winter The KRG UK Representation is pleased to support a fund-raising concert at St Marylebone Church in London at 7pm on Saturday November 29 to buy blankets for the children of Sinjar who are sheltering in […]

UK to Provide Advanced Weaponry to KRG

In a meeting in London on Friday with the Kurdistan Region’s Chancellor of the Security Council, Masrour Barzani, British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said, UK is planning to provide more advanced weaponry at the nearest opportunity to the Peshmarga forces. He stressed that there is no political limit in supporting the Peshmerga, adding that the […]

UK Calls for Stronger Response to Sexual Violence

The British Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, William Hague (pictured), met Gordon Campbell, the Canadian High Commissioner to the UK, to discuss the use of sexual violence by ISIL in Iraq. Recent reports from the United Nations and human rights NGOs point to the systematic use of sexual violence by […]

UK Conducts First Air Strikes

Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 aircraft have been in action over Iraq today in the fight against ISIL. This action is part of the international coalition’s operations to support the democratic Iraqi government. In the course of an armed reconnaissance mission from RAF Akrotiri, 2 Tornados were tasked to assist Kurdish troops in north west […]

PM Barzani Receives new UK Ambassador

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr Frank Baker OBE on Tuesday, an old friend of the Kurds and the UK's new ambassador to Iraq. Mr Baker visited Kurdistan at the beginning of his appointment as ambassador. He expressed his pleasure to be back in Erbil and to see Prime Minister Barzani. He said that he […]

Iraq Loses Oil-for-Food Lawsuit

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, a US federal appeals court has rejected Iraq's effort to sue dozens of companies for allegedly conspiring with the Saddam Hussein regime to subvert the United Nations' oil-for-food programme and deprive Iraqi citizens of humanitarian aid. The court said Iraq's government could not recoup damages under […]

UK Gives Arms to KRG

By John Lee. At the request of the government of Iraq to provide urgent military support, the UK will supply heavy machine guns and nearly half-a-million rounds of ammunition. China's Xinhua news agency values the assistance at $2.6 million (3 billion Iraqi dinars). According to the statement from the British Ministry for Defence, this will […]