Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received a call from Belgium Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sophie Wilmes.
During their call, Prime Minister Barzani welcomed Belgium’s condemnation of recent attacks on Erbil. Deputy Prime Minister Wilmes also expressed condolences for the Peshmerga martyred in recent attacks by ISIS.
Both discussed the progress and challenges with vaccine rollout programs. The Prime Minister urged Deputy Prime Minister Wilmes to lead an EU effort for refugees and the internally displaced in the Kurdistan Region, adding that the region’s resources are being tested.
They also spoke at length about recent security challenges in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq and the broader region. Both agreed to stay in close contact on these issues of shared concern.