The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that the country’s plan to provide medical aid and supplies to the Kurdistan region of Iraq in order to help them fight the coronavirus pandemic.
This was disclosed by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during a press conference held on Saturday July 18, 2020, with President Nechirvan Barzani of Iraq.
Le Drian said that his country had shown support and sympathy with the Kurdistan Region in difficult times, and medical assistance and supplies were underway, including aid to the Halabja Hospital.
He also praised the significant role played by Kurdistan in assisting displaced refugees, and stressed that, “France has set projects for the displaced in the region, and it will also implement a water project in Dohuk with assistance from Germany.”
As a show of gratitude, President Barzani said that, “Kurdistan will not forget France’s support, and Le Drian has always been a friend who contributed to the development of relations between France and the Kurdistan Region, and this visit is important.”
“France supports our rights, and played an important role in the war against Daesh… French companies can invest in the region,” he added.