Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with Deputy Commanding General of CJTF-OIR Major General Walter Piatt

Chancellor Masrour Barzani met today Deputy Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve Major General Walter Piatt and discussed the renewed Peshmerga-ISF talks on potential joint operations in the disputed territories in coordination with US-led Global Coalition. They also discussed developments in Syria, with a particular focus on Operation Roundup in the Middle Euphrates River Valley. Building on previous conversations, both officials also reviewed reforms and integration necessary in KRG Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, increasing aid and training for Peshmerga Forces, and ways to resolve protracted Erbil-Baghdad political disputes. They agreed to continue regular consultations on these important issues.