Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq Joey Hood, U.S. Consul-General to the Kurdistan Region Steven Fagin, USAID Special Representative for Minority Assistance Programs Max Primorac, and their accompanying delegation.
The delegation commended the Kurdistan Regional Government for hosting, accommodating, and providing assistance to a large number of IDPs and refugees without discrimination. They stressed the importance of continuation of assistance to all communities who are displaced due to ISIS’ terrorism until personal security and political stability is reasonably assured in their home areas.
They discussed steps taken in the formation of the new cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government, progress in relations between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad toward resolving outstanding issues, and threats of reemergence of terrorism in some areas to be addressed by joint coordination between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad.
The situation of the greater region and topics related to economic improvement of the Kurdistan Region were also discussed.