Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti in Erbil.
In the meeting, attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, Minister Pinotti commended the Kurdistan Region and its military force, the Peshmergas, for their fight against the so-called Islamic State terrorist organization.
She reaffirmed her country’s support to the Peshmerga forces, including providing military training and medical treatment for the wounded Peshmergas.
Prime Minister Barzani thanked the people and government of Italy for their support to the Kurdistan Region and expressed his hope for continued cooperation between the two sides, even after the defeat of ISIS.
This was Minister Pinotti’s third visit to the Kurdistan Region as the Defense Minister of Italy.