Tuesday 21 November 2017

Minister Bakir and Representative Abdul Rahman meet Gen. HR McMaster

Washington, DC, USA (us.gov.krd) - Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Department of Foreign Relations Falah Mustafa Bakir and Representative Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman met with National Security Advisor to President Trump, General HR McMaster on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Iraq and and Kurdistan Region and the importance of dialogue and deescalation.

Gen. McMaster reiterated the US support for a strong and united KRG in a federal and democratic Iraq, on the basis of the Iraqi Constitution. He said that the US recognizes the role that KRG plays for regional stability.

Minister Bakir thanked the US for its support of Kurdistan in the fight against ISIS and underscored the importance of the partnership between KRG and the US. He asked that the US continue to urge Baghdad to engage in dialogue to deescalate tensions that could lead to violence.