Turkey's top diplomat in oath-taking of KRG president
ERBIL- Anadolu Agency
On a trip to Iraq to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of Barzani, the president of Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq, Turkey's top diplomat Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was welcomed by the newly elected president, Turkey's ambassador to Erbil Fatih Yıldız, and some officials at the Erbil International Airport.
The swearing-in ceremony in Erbil saw a high-profile participation of officials from Iraq, including President Barham Salih and Parliament Speaker Mohammad al-Halbousi, and several foreign delegates.
Barzani, the candidate of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), was elected as president by the regional parliament last month.
Ahead of the ceremony, Çavuşoğlu and Barzani held talks at the airport in Erbil, the administrative capital of northern Iraq's Kurdish region.
Before the ceremony, Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter: "Congratulations to @IKRPresident for his election as President of the KRG. In the period ahead should focus on concrete projects and carry out together our resolute fight against the terrorist organization PKK."
Turkish official also met Mansour Barzani, the KRG Security Council head, as part of his visit.