Two years after a failed independence bid plunged Iraq’s Kurdistan Region into months of instability, the new regional prime minister said his priority was strengthening ties with Baghdad, signalling dreams of self-rule should be put on hold.
Regional lawmakers elected Nechirvan Barzani as president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a spokesman for the regional parliament told Reuters on Tuesday.
In a normal year, Ahmed Hazem's mountainside restaurant would be teeming with tourists. But a nationwide curfew aimed at combatting the novel coronavirus has starved Iraq's Kurdish region of visitors.
During the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed and Masrour Barzani explored new avenues to strengthen bilateral relations between the UAE and Iraq, particularly the Kurdistan Region, in various fields to serve the development goals of both nations.
The delegation was briefed on the Museum’s role to create a platform for futurists and provide specialised labs for the fields of health, education, smart cities, energy, transportation and the future economy.