Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Barzani


Office of the Spokesperson

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani at the Munich Security Conference. Secretary Pompeo thanked Prime Minister Barzani for his partnership with the United States and for the KRG’s commitment to the security of U.S. facilities and personnel in the Kurdistan Region. The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ enduring commitment to a strong, sovereign, and prosperous Iraq. He stressed the need for the Government of Iraq to implement reforms that address the protest movement’s legitimate grievances and provide all Iraqis a life of dignity, prosperity, and security. The Secretary and the Prime Minister agreed on the need for continued, close cooperation between the United States and the KRG, consistent with the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement.