DCM LoGerfo and CG Palladino Visit Erbil Citadel and Bazaar

Deputy Chief of Mission Greg LoGerfo and Consul General Palladino visited the Erbil Citadel to view the progress of the ongoing cultural restoration projects funded by the U.S. government and reviewed plans to make the Citadel and Erbil Bazaar a destination for tourism and an economic engine for Erbil. They enjoyed the sights of the Citadel and shopped in the historic bazaar for dates, honey, and traditional Kurdish headscarves. The United States is committed to helping Iraq preserve its unique cultural heritage sites and using these sites to responsibly grow the economy and increase employment in Erbil.