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US Deputy Secretary of State John Slevan called on Iraqi Prime Minister Haid al-Abadi to continue cooperation with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Nigervan Barzani.
In a statement issued by the US State Department at the end of his visit to Iraq on January 29-30, the American diplomat called on Abadi to continue to work with both the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq Barzani and his deputy Qabad Talabani to reach agreements On issues affecting the lives of citizens such as the payment of salaries and the return of international airports to work and resume flights within the framework of the Iraqi constitution.
He also assured the Iraqi prime minister of Washington’s support for the reconstruction efforts and stimulate the economy in Iraq, and discussed with him the development of relations between the two countries, according to a statement issued by the office of Abbadi.
Nijervan Barzani met with Abbadi in Baghdad for the first time since the referendum on September 25 on the independence of Kurdistan, which Baghdad described as illegal and caused a severe crisis between the federal government and the region.