Italy is ready to increase military aid to Kurdistan Region

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti and her accompanying delegation.

In a meeting, attended by senior civilian and military officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, Minister Pinotti commended Kurdish military forces and Kurdistan Regional Government for their advances in the fight against terror.

Minister Pinotti also said that her country is ready to “strengthen its commitment” to the Kurdistan Region.  She stressed the need for increased cooperation between the Peshmargas and coalition forces, especially the Italian troops present in the region.

For his part, Prime Minister Barzani expressed his appreciation to the people and Government of Italy for their continuous support in the fight against the Islamic State terrorist organization.  Prime Minister Barzani conveyed his gratitude to the Italian Prime Minister, who visited Kurdistan Region to show his solidarity when ISIS started attacking Iraqi Kurdistan.

Moreover, Mr. Barzani said Kurdistan Regional Government is proud of its friendly relations with Italy and expressed his willingness to work with Italy on military, political and security issues.

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