Friday 30 July 2021

KRG envoy briefs members of Congress

Washington, DC, USA ( – The Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the United States continued its advocacy in Congress this week and met with several members of the House of Representatives and Senate and thanked them for their support to Kurdistan.

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, KRG Representative to the United States, had a friendly and wide-ranging virtual discussion with Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of Senate Foreign Relations and Budget Committees, on the US-Iraq Strategic Dialogue, Baghdad-Erbil relations, and security developments in Kurdistan and the wider region.

Ms. Abdul Rahman also updated Congressman Jason Crow, member of House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees and Co-Chair of the Kurdish American Congressional Caucus, on the security and humanitarian situation in Kurdistan and Iraq, and the US-Iraq Strategic Dialogue, and the continued threat from ISIS terrorists. The Congressman expressed his support to the people of Kurdistan and wishes to visit Kurdistan in the near future. 

Likewise, the KRG Representative briefed Congressman Jim Langevin, member of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, and soon-to-join the Kurdish American Congressional Caucus, on security developments in the region, the threat from ISIS, the political and humanitarian situation in Kurdistan, and the US-Iraq Strategic Dialogue. 

The United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Iraq and has provided financial and other support and training to the peshmerga.