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PM Masrour Barzani receives phonecall from UK Home Secretary

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Thursday received a phonecall from Priti Patel, the United Kingdom’s Home Secretary.

Prime Minister Barzani expressed concern about the migrant crises on the Belarus-Poland border and the English Channel, stressing the importance of providing humanitarian aid in line with international law and adding that rising terrorism is one of the reasons behind migration.

The Prime Minister addressed the importance of cooperation between the UK, France, and other EU countries to solve the migrant issue.

He also expressed the Kurdistan Region’s will to cooperate with the Iraqi federal government and European countries to encourage the voluntary return of migrants.

Both sides emphasised the importance of taking legal action against the smuggling gangs who deceive the migrants.

The Home Secretary offered her condolences to the martyred Peshmerga and civilians who were victims of the latest ISIS attacks.