Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 7 JUL 2020 18:22 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: TUE, 19 NOV 2019 08:15
Minister Dizayee meets with senior US Administration officials on first day of Washington visit

Washington, DC, USA (us.gov.krd) - Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Department of Foreign Relations, conducted a round of meetings on Monday with senior US Administration officials at the State Department and US Agency for International Development.

Together with KRG Representative to the US Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the Minister met with Assistant USAID Administrator for the Middle East Michael Harvey, Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali; Assistant Secretary for Democracy Human Rights Labor Bob Destro, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood.

 

The meetings covered a range of issues related to the ongoing political, economic, security, and humanitarian challenges faced by the Kurdistan Region and the rest of Iraq.  In each meeting, Minister Dizayee thanked the United States for its ongoing support for the Kurdistan Region.

In the afternoon, the delegation met with Iraqi Ambassador Fareed Yasseen at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington.

This was the first day of Minister Dizayee’s week-long visit to Washington, which will include meetings with the US administration and Congress, as well as a public event at the Washington Institute of Near East policy on Wednesday morning.




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