Belgium's Support for Peshmerga to Endure: Minister

Belgian Minister of Defense stated on Thursday that his country's support for Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces will continue in the phase after eliminating the Islamic State (IS) organization.

Steven Vandeput made the promise as he received Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Minister of Interior Karim Sinjari and KRG Representative to European Union Delavar Ajgeiy.

KRG's senior officials are in Brussels to attend a special conference over the challenges after the elimination of IS.

Vandeput assured the KRG delegation that Belgium will carry on with training Peshmerga and will try earnestly to elevate the level of support for the Kurdish forces, especially in terms of treating those who suffered injuries in the battle against IS.

On behalf of the KRG, Sinjari thanked Belgium for its efforts in capacity building and provision of weaponry to the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs as well as treating wounded troops.

KRG's minister of interior also underlined after the full liberation of the rest of the IS-held areas, the international community should continue its efforts to eradicate the IS and extremism ideology in order for peace to prevail in the region.