Chancellor Barzani meets U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff

Chancellor Barzani meets U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff

Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff to discuss increasing cooperation in the war on terrorism, anti-ISIL campaign in Mosul and the future of Erbil-Baghdad relations.

Both officials reaffirmed the strong bond between the Kurdistan Region and the United States. Chancellor Barzani said, ‘Your engagement here is part of the solution, and the  war against terrorism depends on long-term U.S. engagement’. He emphasized post-ISIL concerns in Iraq, including the absence of trust and a mechanism to shape future relations.

Congressman Schiff expressed his appreciation for Kurdistan Region’s role in the global war against terrorism. He said, ‘I want to thank you for all the counter-terrorism cooperation. It’s tremendously helpful’.

He added, ‘Many in Congress are sympathetic to the Kurdish cause. The Kurds are one of our few allies in the region’. Congressman Schiff pledged to explore additional U.S. support.

The meeting also touched on regional developments.