Prime Minister Barzani meets with Top American Diplomat in Iraq

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Ambassador Douglas Silliman of the United States and his accompanying diplomatic delegation on Sunday. 

The top American diplomat in Iraq commended Kurdish military forces, the Peshmergas, for their recent gains against the so called Islamic State terrorist organization, as joint Kurdish, Iraqi and international coalition forces continue their operation to liberate the City of Mosul.

Ambassador Silliman stressed that major advances have been made in the war against terror due to the close cooperation between the Peshmerga, Iraqi and coalition forces.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Barzani expressed his appreciation to the United States for supporting the Peshmergas in the war against ISIS terrorists.

The Prime Minister also called for intensifying efforts to find a political solution for post-ISIS Mosul administration.

A number of Kurdistan Regional Government ministers and Ken Gross, the U.S. Consul General in Erbil, participated in the meeting.

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