Prime Minister Barzani meets U. S. congressional delegation
Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, received a United States congressional delegation headed by Edward Royce, the chairman of House Committee on Foreign Affairs and accompanied by the U.S. Consul General in Erbil Matthias Mitman.
The American delegation reaffirmed their commitment to support Kurdistan Region and its military, the Peshmerga forces, in the war against terrorism.
The visiting delegation also commended the Kurdistan Regional Government for hosting and sheltering a large number of refugees and internally displaced persons.
Prime Minister Barzani expressed his gratitude for the United States’ continued support, espe- cially American lawmakers’ efforts in assisting the KRG.
The KRG Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, Kurdistan Region President’s Chief of Staff Fuad Hussein, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Peshmerga Kareem Sinjari and Minister of Planning Ali Sindi also attended the meeting.