Washington DC, USA (us.gov.krd) – KRG Representative Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman met with US Senator Tammy Duckworth on May 4, 2023, to update the senator on security and political developments in Kurdistan and Iraq.
The KRG Envoy and the Senator discussed the good relations between Erbil and Baghdad, the pressing need for the swift resumption of oil exports from Kurdistan, and the security challenges faced by Kurdistan Region from some militia groups as well as ISIS.
Senator Duckworth, who served in Iraq as a US Army helicopter pilot, visited Erbil and Baghdad in 2019. She serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Senator Duckworth represents the 8th District of Illinois and has been outspoken about the critical importance of defending America’s Kurdish partners who fought alongside US military forces against ISIS.