Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations

Chancellor Masrour Barzani today received a delegation led by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali. During their meeting, they discussed in detail security developments in Iraq, including the situation in the Nineveh Plains, Kirkuk and Sinjar. Both sides stressed the need to normalize the areas, continue Stabilization efforts and promote the safe and dignified return of displaced families. Chancellor Barzani emphasized the importance of reconciliation, as well as coordination between the Kurdistan Region and the Federal Government to allow local communities to manage their security affairs. On ISIS, both sides underscored the continued, serious threat ISIS ideology poses in Iraq. On the disputed territories, Chancellor Barzani and Assistant Secretary Natali underscored their shared support for joint security mechanisms between Peshmerga Forces and Iraqi Security Forces.

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