Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Secretary of Energy

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry and his accompanying delegation.

Secretary Perry stressed the United States’ continuing support to the stability of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and supported dialogue between the Kurdistan Regional Government and Iraq’s federal government.

Prime Minister Barzani considered the visit strong support to the people and government of the Kurdistan Region and expressed hope for further strengthening friendship and cooperation between the two sides.

He thanked the U.S. Government for its efforts to bring Erbil and Baghdad closer to establish mutual understanding. He expressed willingness of the Kurdistan Region to resolve differences with Baghdad, hoping that the United States will play a role in this regard.

Bilateral relations and the situation in the wider region were also discussed in the meeting.