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Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Sweden’s Ambassador to Iraq

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received the new Ambassador of Sweden to Iraq, Lars Ronnås.

The Prime Minister acknowledged Sweden’s contribution to the global campaign against ISIS, but warned of the serious security threat still posed by the terrorist organisation. He highlighted the need for continued military cooperation between the international coalition, Peshmerga and Iraqi security forces to stem the re-emergence of terrorism.

Discussing the recent developments in Iraq, Prime Minister Barzani stressed the need to de-escalate the situation to preserve peace and stability in Iraq and the region.

Ambassador Ronnås expressed Sweden’s desire for stronger bilateral ties with the Kurdistan Region while encouraging Swedish businesses to invest in the region, particularly in areas of commerce.