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KRG Prime Minister Meets with US Deputy Secretary of State

On December 20, 2023, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government received the United States Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. Also in attendance was Alina Romanowski, the United States Ambassador to Iraq.

The meeting included a comprehensive exchange of perspectives on recent developments in Iraq and the broader region, as well as the state of Kurdish-American bilateral relations.

Their discussions focused on unresolved issues between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad. Both parties underscored the critical need for the federal government to uphold the constitutional rights of the Kurdistan Region. They urged the federal government to avoid treating the people of the Kurdistan Region as inferior citizens.

Prime Minister Barzani emphasised the need to bolster the federal system and strengthen democratic principles in Iraq.

Deputy Secretary of State Nuland reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for the Kurdistan Region and reaffirmed its constitutional rights within Iraq.

Additionally, the conversation emphasised the importance of fostering a culture of coexistence, protecting religious freedom, and ensuring the safeguarding of human rights and diverse communities in the Kurdistan Region.

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