Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Kurdistan Regional Government Security Council Chancellor Masrour Barzani

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 9, 2019


The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Security Council Chancellor Masrour Barzani and congratulated him on his nomination to serve as the KRG’s prime minister. The Secretary voiced strong U.S. support for continued dialogue between the KRG and the central government and continued progress on both security and economic reforms. The Secretary reiterated the importance of Washington’s strategic partnership with Iraq and our longstanding friendship with the KRG.