Consul General Hicks Visits Lalish

Consul General Irvin Hicks met with the Yezidi leaders at Lalish temple. During this visit, CG Hicks discussed issues facing the Yezidi community in Iraq and announced $750,000 in additional U.S. funding for further renovation of the temple, bringing total U.S. support to over $2.3 million. The United States is committed to supporting the Yezidi community and religious and ethnic minorities in Kurdistan Region and Iraq.