Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – A high-level Kurdistan Regional Government delegation yesterday held a series of meetings with senior US and Iraqi officials in Baghdad.
The delegation, which was led by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, and included Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani, Kurdistan Region President’s Chief of Staff Dr. Fuad Hussein and KRG Spokesperson Safeen Dizayee met the US Secretary of State John Kerry and Ambassador Stuart Jones.
In the meeting, held at the US embassy in Baghdad, Kurdish and American officials reaffirmed their commitment to further improve bilateral ties. Mr. Kerry reiterated his administration’s support to Iraq and Kurdistan Region in the fight against terrorism and dealing with financial challenges.
The KRG delegation also met senior Iraqi officials, including President Fuad Masoum and Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi.
In both meetings, Kurdish and Iraqi leaders stressed the need for further cooperation between Erbil and Baghdad to deal with mutual challenges.
The KRG delegation also met Ammar Al-Hakim, the head of Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.