PM Barzani re­it­er­ates co­op­er­a­tion be­tween US Of­fice of Se­cu­rity Co­op­er­a­tion in Iraq and Pesh­marga forces

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

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.

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