BARZANI MET MERKEL : Kurdistan Region helps providing energy for Europe

Erbil- Kurdpress – 28.3.2013 – The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani said the northern region will provide the energy of European countries through its joint project with Turkey.

All Kurdistan Region’s contracts with Turkey Genel Energy are within the framework of Iraq’s constitution, Nechirvan Barzani said in a Wednesday KRG cabinet meeting. In a recent visit to Germany and meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel, Barzani asked Merkel to back the northern region’s oil policies and the region would in return, help providing European countries energy demands through Turkey. Barzani further said Merkel said she would urge German energy companies to work in the region. The PM added a new phase of energy cooperation between the region and Europe has already begun.