Kurdistan Regional Government
FRI, 20 APR 2018 22:56 Erbil, GMT +3

Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Ambassador meet

WED, 11 APR 2018 13:44 | KRG Cabinet

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Douglas Silliman accompanied by Mr. Ken Gross, U.S. Consul General in Erbil and a diplomatic delegation.

The meeting was also attended by Kurdistan Regional Government Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani.

Ambassador Silliman extended condolences to Prime Minister Barzani on the passing of his brother, Mr. Dilovan Idris Barzani.

He discussed regional developments in general, the upcoming elections and the improvement of relations between the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi federal government. He also expressed his satisfaction with the progress made in the talks between the two sides, aiming to settle the outstanding issues.

Prime Minister Barzani thanked Mr. Silliman for the U.S. support to the current dialogue between Kurdistan Region and Iraqi federal government.

They also discussed the threats associated with the possible return of ISIS, and consequently of violence. Both sides agreed on the need for better coordination among all parties in order to prevent re-emergence of violence and security concerns.