Boris Johnson considers himself a friend of Kurds: envoy

<p style="text-align:left">The new prime minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has said that he considers himself a friend of Iraqis, including the Kurds, UK Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks said on Wednesday.

UK's former foreign secretary and London mayor, Johnson, made the comments during a meeting with Iraqi President Barham Salih earlier the month, according to the UK envoy.
"Prime Minister Johnson told the President he is a friend of Iraq, including a friend of the Kurds and supports developing the UK/Iraq relationship." Wilks wrote on Twitter.
Earlier on Tuesday, Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani congratulated Johnson on his election as the new premier of the UK, hoping for stronger ties between Erbil and London with his new position in the government.
"I extend my warmest congratulations on your election as the leader of the Conservative Party. I am sure that your experience and leadership will prove invaluable for the United Kingdom," reads a statement by the office of the presidency.
The Kurdish president said that the Kurdistan Region "is proud of its relations with the UK, and I hope that with your new role as the leader of the Conservative Party and the Prime Minister of the UK, the relations between the Kurdistan Region and the UK will improve further."
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