Barzani describes the resumption of the US-Iraqi strategic dialogue with the participation of Erbil as a road map for joint action
Shafaq News / The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani described, on Thursday, the resumption of the US-Iraqi strategic dialogue with the participation of the Kurdistan Region, an important step that defines a good framework for bilateral relations and serves as a road map for joint action.
This came during his meeting with the chief military advisor at the US embassy in Baghdad, General John Tikert and his accompanying delegation, according to a statement of the region’s presidency received by Shafaq News.
Barzani expressed his thanks and appreciation for the role of the international coalition in the war against ISIS, stressing the necessity of continuing America and the coalition’s missions in Iraq to cut off terrorism.
He stressed the need to take into account the dangers of terrorism and the return of ISIS, and to coordinate between Erbil, Baghdad and the coalition, and to fill security vacuums.
Barzani described the resumption of the US-Iraqi strategic dialogue with the participation of the Kurdistan Region as an important step that establishes a good framework for bilateral relations and serves as a road map for joint action, stressing that it is an appropriate opportunity for Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to benefit from this dialogue, especially in the field of the private sector and the provision of public services.
For its part, the American delegation congratulated the passing of the Iraqi General Budget Law in the House of Representatives, appreciating at the same time the importance of the partnership between the Peshmerga and the international coalition.
Barzani described the passage of the general Iraqi budget law as an important step for Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, referring to the Kurdistan Region’s desire to develop political, economic and military relations between Iraq, the Kurdistan Region and America.
Barzani thanked the US aid to the Peshmerga forces in the war against ISIS and cooperation with the Ministry of Peshmerga in the reform process, indicating the desire of the Kurdistan Region to address all problems with Baghdad on the basis of the constitution, pointing out that he described the consolidation of the federal system (federal) in Iraq as the key to a solution that is in the interest of everyone.
The statement stated that the elections in Iraq, the effects of the new wave of Corona virus on the Kurdistan Region and the world, and a number of other issues of common interest were other aspects of the meeting between the two sides.