President Barzani Welcomes U.S. Delegation‏

  • Tuesday, 08 Dec 2015

Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (Krp.org)- President Masoud Barzani received a high-level diplomatic and military delegation from the United States. The delegation was headed by General Lloyd Austin, the Commander of the Central Command and included a number of State and Defense departments officials. The meeting was also attended by the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, Mr. Masrour Barzani.

President Barzani and General Austin discussed the military operations against the terrorists of IS, especially the Sinjar operation of last month which was concluded with the liberation of the town for which General Austin offered his congratulations. They also spoke of the advanced in other parts of Kurdistan and Iraq.

President Barzani stated that the role of the air support by the U.S.-led coalition continues to make a tremendous amount of difference in fighting the terrorists of the IS and expressed his appreciation for that support.

General Austin and President Barzani also discussed the relations between Baghdad and Erbil and the what's needed for closer coordination for the future plans against the terrorists.

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