Barzani and McMaster discuss political and security developments and Washington’s bilateral relations with Erbil


In his first meeting after his arrival in the US capital …

Pleased Barzani and Herbert McMasterPleased Barzani and Herbert McMaster

In his first meeting with US administration officials after his arrival in the US capital Washington, the adviser of the Security Council of Kurdistan Region pleased Barzani, on Thursday, with US National Security Adviser Herbert McMaster, bilateral relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United States, and recent political and security developments.

Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Washington Statement Sami Abdul Rahman, written on her account on the site of social networking <Twitter>, in connection with the meeting: «There has been fruitful dialogue on the latest political and security developments, economic development, as well as the development of relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United States».

The adviser of the Security Council of the Kurdistan Region pleased Barzani arrived in the United States on Thursday afternoon.

Barzani is expected to hold meetings with several senior US officials in the White House and members of Congress, discuss the region’s relations with the United States, and the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad.

Barzani’s visit to Washington follows his participation from 16-18 February in the Munich International Security Conference.

This visit is the first official high-ranking official to Washington since the referendum on independence from Iraq, which was conducted by the Kurdistan region on 25 September last and won an overwhelming majority in favor of independence.

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