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UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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The Committee is launching an inquiry into the UK Government’s policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, in the wider Iraqi and regional context.

The Committee shall be looking in particular:

  • The implications for UK foreign policy of the existence of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the development of its relations with the rest of Iraq and with neighbouring countries
  • The role of the UK Government in facilitating the development of a relationship between the Kurdistan Region and the rest of Iraq which helps to realise the economic potential of both and to strengthen security and democratic government in Iraq and the wider region
  • The UK Government's approach to trade and investment with, in and from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and the priorities that should be pursued there by the Prime Minister’s new Trade Envoy to Iraq, Lady Nicholson of Winterbourne
  • The financial and other assistance being offered in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and associated public bodies (including the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the British Council) to support the further development of parliamentary and governance capacity, democratic institutions (including a free media), civil society and the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, and to promote cultural and educational links with the UK
  • How the FCO is organising its presence and resources in Iraq, in the light of the developing relationship between the Kurdistan Region and the rest of the country.
     

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Date Business
18 November 2014
2:30 pm
Subject: UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Witness(es): Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Edward Oakden, Director Middle East and North Africa

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  • UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq | PDF version (PDF287 KB) HC 564 | Published 16 Jul 2014

    Evidence given by Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdistan Regional Government High Representative to the UK, Peter Galbraith and Dr Ali Allawi, former Minister of Trade, Defence and Finance, Government of Iraq

  • UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq | PDF version (PDF292 KB) HC 564 | Published 07 May 2014

    Evidence given by Professor Charles Tripp, Professor of Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Professor Gareth Stansfield, Al Qasimi Professor of Gulf Studies, Director of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter and John Roberts, Energy Security Specialist and Senior Partner, Methinks Ltd

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