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PM Masrour Barzani meets US Secretary of Defense

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday met Lloyd Austin, US Secretary of Defense.

PM Barzani thanked the US for its continued support, emphasising the importance of solving issues between Erbil and Baghdad in order to jointly maintain security in the disputed territories.

The US Secretary of Defense expressed respect for President Masoud Barzani’s role in Kurdistan Region and Iraq, adding that the Kurdistan Region is an important ally.

He also reiterated his country’s ongoing support for the Kurdistan Region, especially the Peshmerga forces’ fight against the Islamic State (ISIS).