Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a U.S delegation, led by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Peek, and including U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman and U.S. Consul-General to the Kurdistan Region Steven Fagin.
Mr. Peek appreciated the role of Prime Minister Barzani towards solving the issues between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad, which improvement in the relations between the two sides.
The steps towards forming a new cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government, bilateral relations, U.S. support and assistance to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and the threat of the re-emergence of terrorism were discussed.
Prime Minister Barzani thanked the United States for its assistance to the Kurdistan Region, expressing hope for further development of bilateral relations. He also highly valued the activities of the outgoing U.S. ambassador, who visited the Kurdistan Region to bid farewell to Prime Minister Barzani.
Prime Minister Barzani wished Ambassador Silliman success in his future positions.
The latest developments in the region and a number of topics related to the Middle East were discussed in the meeting.