Barzani dis­closes out­come of his visit to US

Pres­i­dent of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, Ma­soud Barzani, met with the lead­ers and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s po­lit­i­cal par­ties to brief them on the out­come of his visit to Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

The Kurdish Globe - - NATIONAL NEWS -

Pres­i­dent of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, Ma­soud Barzani, met with the lead­ers and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Sala­haddin on May 18 to brief them on the out­come of his suc­cess­ful of­fi­cial visit to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., in par­tic­u­lar about his meet­ings with Pres­i­dent Obama and Vice Pres­i­dent Bi­den at the White House.

A state­ment is­sued fol­low­ing their meet­ing said that, "In their meet­ings with the US Pres­i­dent and Vice Pres­i­dent, Pres­i­dent Barzani and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion were en­cour­aged by the sup­port pledged for the Kur­dish peo­ple and for the un­der- stat­ing to­wards the pol­icy of self-de­ter­mi­na­tion pur­sued by the Kur­dish peo­ple. Although de­feat­ing ISIS is the pri­or­ity, but the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan have the right to ex­plore the pos­si­bil­ity of self-de­ter­mi­na­tion. The meet­ing de­scribed this visit as the most suc­cess­ful of­fi­cial visit by the Kur­dis­tan Re- gion Pres­i­dency."

The meet­ing also fo­cused on the is­sue of oil ex­ports and the re­cently agreed deal be­tween Er­bil and Bagh­dad. The par­tic­i­pants ex­pressed their hope that the Iraqi gov­ern­ment re­solves this is­sue as soon as pos­si­ble. They ex­pressed their sup­port for the ef­forts of the Kur­dis­tan Re- gional Gov­ern­ment to find so­lu­tions to the cur­rent eco­nomic prob­lems fac­ing the peo­ple of the Re­gion. They also hailed the brav­ery and sac­ri­fices made by the pesh­merga and called on the KRG to do all it can to im­prove the wel­fare of the pesh­merga and their fam­i­lies.

Pres­i­dent Barzani also talked about his vis­its to both Bu­dapest and Prague where he met with the Pres­i­dents and Prime Min­is­ters of both coun­tries to dis­cuss co­op­er­a­tion and their sup­port for the pesh­merga forces in the fight against ISIS.

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