Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 23 SEP 2019 10:38 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: WED, 22 MAY 2019 12:47
Falah Mustafa meets Canada Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Director for Iraq and Syria

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Ms. Pegatha Taylor, the Deputy Director for Iraq and Syria at Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, met with Minister Falah Mustafa on May 20th, to review the latest political developments and her country’s commitment to Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

Ms. Taylor stressed Canada’s commitment to its relations with Baghdad and Erbil, under the strategy announced by the Canadian government. The purpose of her visit was to review the latest activities of Canada’s diplomatic missions, and the ties with Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

Minister Mustafa highlighted the progress of Canada-Kurdistan relations, in particular, the cooperation on the war against ISIS and post-conflict priorities, and the need for a strategic plan for the reconstruction of liberated areas to provide basic services.

Minister Mustafa thanked the people and government of Canada for participating in the international coalition against ISIS and providing humanitarian aid to refugees and displaced persons. He asked that Canada continue its work on issues related to society, development, coexistence, stability, and capacity-building. He also gave a brief on the latest political and security developments in Kurdistan and beyond.

Ms. Taylor was accompanied by Ms Nancy Bergeron, Head of Canada’s Embassy Office in Erbil. Ms Siham Mamand, the Assistant Head of the DFR, also participated in the meeting.

 




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