Readout of Chancellor Barzani’s meeting with US Deputy National Security Advisor

Chancellor Masrour Barzani today met with US Deputy National Security Advisor Mira Ricardel at the White House to discuss a range of issues concerning Kurdistan, Iraq and the wider region. Chancellor Barzani and Ms Ricardel reiterated their commitment to the complete defeat of ISIS and to the partnership between Kurdish security forces and the US-led coalition. They also discussed the process of government formation in Iraq. Chancellor Barzani said the Kurdistan Region is seeking to be part of a coalition government based on consensus, balance and partnership responsive to the needs and rights of the people of Kurdistan and others in line with the constitution. During the meeting Ms Ricardel and Chancellor Barzani also discussed regional issues as well as Kurdistan’s support for the displaced Christians, Yezidis and others who fled to Kurdistan for safety.