President Nechirvan Barzani meets with Turkey’s President Receb Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara

- 4 September 2020

Ankara, Turkey, September 4, 2020

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani held discussions with Turkey’s President Receb Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Friday.

At the meeting, both sides reiterated their mutual willingness to strengthen bilateral relations between the Kurdistan Region and Turkey, particularly, in areas of trade and economic partnerships. The two sides also discussed investment and job creation opportunities by Turkish companies in the Kurdistan Region’s diverse sectors.

Discussions also centered around the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing containment efforts, as well as the wide-ranging impacts of the outbreak. President Erdogan reaffirmed his country’s readiness to offer medical assistance to the Kurdistan Region.

The two presidents also spoke about the current talks between Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government in Baghdad and the recent steps taken to resolve tensions on the borders. The latest developments in Iraq, efforts to confront the threats of ISIS resurgence, maintaining stability in the wider region, and other issues of bilateral interest were also discussed at the meeting.