Barzani and Austin dis­cuss mu­tual co­op­er­a­tion

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani met with the Com­man­der of the United States Cen­tral Com­mand Gen­eral Lloyd Austin and the US Am­bas­sador to Iraq Mr. Stu­art Jones in Er­bil on Jan­uary 25.

A state­ment by the Pres­i­dency of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion said the meet­ing, in the pres­ence of a num­ber of mil­i­tary of­fi­cials and se­cu­rity per­son­nel in the Re­gion high­lighted the sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try, the re­cent de­vel­op­ments at the fronts and the mil­i­tary sup­port of the US to the Pesh­merga forces.

The Pres­i­dent and the US Gen­eral dis­cussed the mil­i­tary cam­paign cur­rently un­der­way against the ISIS ter­ror­ists and the mil­i­tary sup­port of the US to the Pesh­merga. Pres­i­dent Barzani thanked the United States and other coali­tion coun­tries for their sup­port.

Gen­eral Austin rec­og­nized the role of the Pesh­merga forces in the fight against the ISIS ter­ror­ists and reaf­firmed con­tin­ued US sup­port. In par­tic­u­lar, he praised the mil­i­tary suc­cesses and gains made by the Pesh­merga fighters in ar­eas north of Mo­sul in re­cent days, at­tribut­ing th­ese vic­to­ries to the lead­er­ship and the per­sonal in­volve­ment of Pres­i­dent Barzani in su­per­vis­ing th­ese op­er­a­tions.

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