Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 18 DEC 2017 09:58 Erbil, GMT +3

Prime Minister Barzani to meet French President in Paris

FRI, 1 DEC 2017 19:05 | KRG Cabinet

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Kurdistan Regional Government delegation, headed by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday.  

Prime Minister Barzani arrived in Paris on Friday, following an official invitation from President Macron. 

Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, Chief of the Staff to the Kurdistan Region Presidency Fuad Hussein, and the Spokesperson of the Kurdistan Regional Government Safeen Dizayee accompany Prime Minister Barzani on his visit to France.
Historic ties bond the people and government of France to the Kurdistan Region and France has always supported the people of Kurdistan through different stages of history. 

Late French President Francois Mitterrand played a major role in the United Nations Security Council Resolution 688  in 1991, leading to the establishing of a no-fly zone to protect the Kurdistan Region from former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's attacks.

France also actively supported the Kurdistan Region in the fight against the so-called Islamic State terror organization, while former President Francois Hollande visited Kurdistan twice during his tenure.