PM Barzani reiterates cooperation between US Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq and Peshmarga forces
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani received Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek, the United States Chief of Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq and his accompanying military and diplomatic delegation on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
General Bednarek visited Prime Minister on the occasion of termination of his duty in Iraq and introduced his successor, Major General Paul LaCamera.
General Bednarek thanked Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG, the Ministry of Peshmerga, and Peshmerga forces, who, he said, have offered full cooperation and assis- tance during his mission.
General Bednarek commended the role played by Peshmerga forces in confronting Islamic State ter- rorist organization, ISIS, stressing the continuation of the United States support to the Peshmerga forces.
The situation of different areas of Iraq, particularly the areas under the control of ISIS, as well as the current and future coopera- tion among the coalition, Iraqi and Peshmerga forces were also discussed.
Prime Minister Barzani thanked General Bed- narek, who during the past two years has fulfilled his duty effectively in Iraq and Kurdistan Region. He expressed his wishes of success in his new position.
Prime Minister Barzani meanwhile welcomed Major General Paul LaCamera, reiterating the cooperation and coordination of Kurdistan Region Peshmerga and security forces with his office.
Mr. Barzani expressed his gratitude to the coalition forces, particularly the United States forces that have played a significant role in repulsing terrorist threats away from the Kurdistan Region.