Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (Krp.org)- President Masoud Barzani received a United States military delegation headed by General Joseph Votel, the Commander of the Central Command. During the meeting President Barzani and General Votel spoke of the latest updates on the ongoing operations against the terrorists of the Islamic State, particularly the Mosul operation which is reaching its end.
President Barzani reiterated his position of the significance of the post-liberation plan for the management of Mosul, adding that that step is of equal importance to the military operation of Mosul as the people of Mosul deserve to be fairly represented in the upcoming local government of the city.
General Votel acknowledged the vital role of the Peshmerga forces in the operations against the terrorists of the Islamic State and conveyed his condolences to the families and loved ones of those who paid the ultimate price in the hands of the terrorists of the Islamic State. General Votel stated that the United States government will continue to provide support to the Kurdistan Region as the Peshmerga forces are playing an essential role in the overall fight against the terrorists of the Islamic State, adding that this ongoing war has brought the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the United States even closer to one another.
On his part, President Barzani conveyed his message of gratitude to the people and government of the United States for their support to the Kurdistan Region as we collectively attempt to defeat this very dangerous enemy.