Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with Major General Patrick Roberson of Operation Inherent Resolve

Chancellor Masrour Barzani today received U.S. Major General Patrick Roberson of Operation Inherent Resolve to review progress in the anti-ISIL campaign in Iraq and Syria. During the meeting, Chancellor Barzani and Major Roberson had a lengthy exchange about the bilateral relations between Kurdistan Region and its neighbors, as well as expectations for Iraq’s new government. Chancellor Barzani expressed hope Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi begins a new chapter in Erbil-Baghdad relations based on mutual respect and cooperation and in line with rights afforded to the Kurdistan Region in the Constitution. On Syria, they also discussed mechanisms to deescalate regional tensions.

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