Wednesday 21 July 2021

Kurdistan delegation to take part in US-Iraq Strategic Dialogue

Washington - D.C., USA ( - A delegation from the Kurdistan Region has arrived in Washington DC for the fourth round of the US-Iraq Strategic Dialogue as part of the Iraq delegation.

The Kurdistani delegation is led by Fawzi Hariri, Chief-of-Staff to the President of the Kurdistan Region, and includes Minister Amanj Raheem, Kurdistan Regional Government Cabinet Secretary, Brigadier General Hajar Ismael from the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, and Lawk Ahmed, Chief-of-Staff to the Vice President. KRG Representative Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman will accompany the delegation.

The five officials will actively take part in the strategic dialogue meetings, due to be held on July 22 and 23.

Iraq's Foreign Minister, Dr. Fuad Huessein, is leading the entire Iraqi delegation. He is scheduled to meet with the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday ahead of the Iraqi Prime Minister's meeting with President Biden on Monday, July 26.

The strategic dialogue will cover cooperation in the economy, energy, political, security, and cultural and humanitarian fields. It will be under the auspices of the U.S. Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement of 2008.