Washington, DC, USA (us.gov.krd) – Representative Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman met with Matthew D. Steinhelfer, Department of States' Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), on January 19, 2022.
Ms. Abdul Rahman and Mr. Steinhelfer discussed the various challenges facing the Kurdistan Region and Iraq and explored ways to collaborate towards peaceful resolutions.
They exchanged views on the security situation in Kurdistan, Iraq and the region and the commitment to maintaining stability.
The United States is a key partner to the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in the fight against ISIS and has provided assistance in various areas to the peshmerga forces who have fought ISIS since 2014 and continue to protect the country.
America is also the largest donor of humanitarian aid to Iraq through the United Nations and other agencies and NGOs.