Masrour Barzani to Meet with Trump’s Senior Advisor in Washington
The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani, arrived in Washington earlier on Sunday and on Monday he is scheduled to meet with Jared Kushner, the senior adviser to the US President Donald Trump, Herbert McMaster, the US National Security Advisor and Tom Bossert, the US Homeland Security Advisor.
In his meetings with the US officials, Barzani will discuss the relations between Erbil and Washington as well as the US support for the Peshmerga forces. The officials are also expected to exchange views on the latest developments of the anti-Islamic State (IS) campaign, particularly Mosul offensive.
Barzani, accompanied by Chief of Staff to the Kurdistan Region Presidency, Fuad Hussein and KRG Representative to Washington, Bayan Sami Abdulrahman will hold a range of meetings with the US officials from the White House, the State Department, Department of Defense and the National Security Council.
The Kurdistan delegation will discuss the referendum on Kurdistan Region independence, and the future of the relations between Erbil and Baghdad.
Moreover, on May 16, Barzani will address the political challenges in Iraq and in the wider region in the post-IS phase in a seminar hosted by The Heritage Foundation in Washington DC entitled ‘Iraq After ISIS Is Defeated In Mosul: A View from Kurdistan’.