Pres­i­dent Barzani, US Gen­eral dis­cuss se­cu­rity co­op­er­a­tion

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

In a meet­ing held in Er­bil on Au­gust 27, the Pres­i­dent of Kur­dis­tan, Mas­soud Barzani dis­cussed with the com­man­der of the Cen­tral Re­gion of the Amer­i­can forces, Gen. Lloyd Austin and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion, threats of the Is­lamic State to the re­gion and Iraq in gen­eral. A state­ment by the Pres­i­dency of the Kur­dis­tan re­gion said the meet­ing, which brought to­gether Barzani and Austin, in the pres­ence of a num­ber of mil­i­tary and se­cu­rity of­fi­cials in the re­gion, high­lighted the sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try, the re­cent de­vel­op­ments, the oc­cu­pa­tion of the city of Mo­sul and the threats of ter­ror­ists to the Kur­dis­tan re­gion.” The state­ment said: “The views of the par­ties were iden­ti­cal, that the or­ga­ni­za­tion (IS) is a ma­jor threat to the re­gion and the world and needs to be con­fronted by the co­op­er­a­tion of all par­ties as the two sides stressed the per­ma­nent co­or­di­na­tion be­tween the Amer­i­can forces and the Pesh­merga in the war against ter­ror­ists.”

On the po­lit­i­cal process in Iraq, the two sides stressed the need to form a gov­ern­ment that in­cludes all par­ties and serves the in­ter­ests of all Iraqi com­po­nents. Pres­i­dent Barzani also ad­dressed the hu­man­i­tar­ian sit­u­a­tion of the dis­placed and the large num­bers who have fled to Kur­dis­tan and their needs, ex­press­ing his grat­i­tude to the friendly coun­tries for the as­sis­tance they pro­vided to help them.

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