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Kurdistan Prime Minister arrives in Paris to meet with President Macron

A Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) delegation led by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani arrived in Paris on Friday to meet with French president Emmanuel Macron.

Barzani was officially invited by the French Prime minister, in what is his first visit abroad since the September 25 independence referendum, reports Kurdistan24.

Former French President Francois Hollande visited Kurdistan twice, whilst becoming the first European President to visit Kurdistan.

Late French President Francois Mitterrand played a significant role in the United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 in 1991, leading to the creation of a no-fly zone to protect the region from Iraqi attacks from Baghdad.

Barzani’s visit to France comes, as tensions between Baghdad and Erbil escalate.