Barzani and Austin discuss mutual cooperation
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.