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US Continues Supporting Erbil-Baghdad Dialogue: Official

The United States is committed to the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, and it will continue supporting negotiations between Erbil and Baghdad resolve issues and effectively implement agreements, US Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, David Schenker, said.

Schenker reaffirmed the commitment during a meeting with Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani in Erbil on Wednesday.

“He also reaffirmed continuing US support to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in confronting terrorism including ISIS [Islamic State],” the official readout of the meeting reads.

The Political and security developments in Iraq, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the economic situation in the country, the resurgence of terrorism, condition of displaced people, and the recent public demonstrations in the Kurdistan Region were also among other topics discussed during the meeting.

While exchanging views on the reform efforts in Kurdistan Region, the sides emphasized on th importance of closer attention to agriculture, manufacturing, foreign investment, and job creation. Source