US special envoy comes to Erbil, meets with Kurdish President Barzani

from Rudaw

A group of high-level US officials including Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition, came to Erbil to meet with President Masoud Barzani on Monday.

Joining McGurk were Douglas Silliman, the US Ambassador to Iraq,  and Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, commander of the US-led international coalition against the ISIS group in Iraq and Syria.

Falah Mustafa, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Minister of Foreign Relations, announced the visit via tweet.

He wrote the two sides discusssed KRG-US relations, Erbil-Baghdad ties and a way forward.

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