Saturday 25 July 2020

President Barzani Welcomes the New U.S. Consul General

Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (Barzani Headquarters)- President Masoud Barzani received a United States government delegation headed by the new Consul General, Mr. Rob Waller. The delegation also included Mr. Steve Fagin, the outgoing Consul General. The meeting started by President Barzani warmly welcoming the new CG and wished him a successful tenure here in the Kurdistan Region.

President Barzani and Mr. Waller discussed the current situation in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq and the Middle East, both in terms of the political developments and the impact of COVID-19.

Mr. Waller expressed his gratitude to President Barzani insofar as his stances are concerned over the past few years. President Barzani responded by focusing on the importance of the U.S. role in Iraq. Mr. The U.S. Consul General also thanked the Kurdistan Region for housing hundreds of thousands of refugees and IDPs since the terrorists' invasion of many areas in Syria and Iraq.

President Barzani and Consul General Waller concluded the meeting by reaffirming the significance of maintaining the excellent relations between Washington and Erbil