German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (C) of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) shakes hands with a member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces during her visit to the military camp of Mirra on the outskirts of Arbil

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (C) of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) arrives to the military camp of Mirra on the outskirts of Arbil

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (C) of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) speaks to German officers during her visit to the military camp of Mirra on the outskirts of Arbil

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (C) of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) speaks with German officers during her visit to the military camp of Mirra on the outskirts of Arbil