Barzani meets United States Institute of Peace Delegation
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with a delegation from the United States Institute of Peace headed by Nancy Lindborg, President of the Institute. The President and the USIP delegation discussed the political and security developments in Iraq and in the wider region, in particular the plight of IDPs and refugees in Kurdistan and the recent wave of refugees and migrants heading to Europe. Nancy Lindborg briefed the President about her Institute’s capacity-building and training programs in Kurdistan in cooperation with the KRG, and thanked the KRG for their support. She also praised the generosity of the KRG in taking in close to 2 million IDPs and refugees, including protection provided for Christian and Yezidi minorities. President Barzani thanked the USIP for its activities and its support of the KRG and expressed his full support to their operations in Kurdistan.