Washington DC, USA (us.gov.krd) – KRG Representative Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman met with US Department of Defense's Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Dana Stroul on April 25, 2023. The meeting highlighted the partnership between the Peshmerga and US armed forces and commitment to common goals.
Representative Abdul Rahman and Ms. Stroul discussed recent developments in Kurdistan, as well as the Peshmerga reform program and the memorandum of understanding between the US Department of Defense and the KRG Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs.
Ms. Abdul Rahman thanked Ms. Stroul for the United States' support of the Kurdistan Region and their partnership in the fight against terrorism. The two sides expressed a shared commitment to continuing their cooperation in strengthening the stability and security of the region.
Ms. Stroul is a Middle East expert who was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East in January 2021. She previously served as a senior professional staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where she was responsible for the Middle East, North Africa, and regional defense issues.