Prime Minister Barzani congratulates President-elect Donald Trump

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. presidential election:

“On behalf of the Kurdistan Regional Government, I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next president of the United States.
For us, this election comes during intense operations around Mosul and the ongoing fight against Daesh on our doorstep. Our people are encouraged that the President-elect has previously expressed his admiration and support for our people and the Peshmerga.
The U.S. and Kurdistan Region share many values and are firm allies in the fight against terrorism and extremism. We stand ready to work even more closely together, and look forward to welcoming the President-elect here in the future.”
Nechirvan Barzani
Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government – Iraq

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