Washington - D.C., USA (us.gov.krd) - Representative Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman met Ziad Aboultaif, a member of parliament representing Edmonton Manning, Alberta, and chairman of the Canadian Parliamentary Friends of the Kurd.
Ms. Abdul Rahman briefed him on the security, humanitarian, and political developments in Kurdistan Region and Iraq and the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections. She also thanked the members of the Canadian parliament for continuing their engagement with Kurdistan Region and for Canada's support of the people of Kurdistan.
The Friendship Group was founded in March 2016 and led by Tom Kmiec MP until the Canadian elections last year. Canada is a member of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and has supported the Peshmerga through training programs. Currently, Canada supports demining efforts and provides other humanitarian assistance to NGOs in Kurdistan.