U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman, accompanied by Erbil Consul General Ken Gross, met Hero Talabani, Barham Salih, Nawshirwan Mustafa, Kosrat Rasul, and other political leaders in Sulaimaniyah. The parties discussed addressing the needs of internally displaced persons, the battle against Da’esh, on-going stabilization efforts, and the economic challenges facing the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Ambassador Silliman encouraged all parties to overcome divisive political differences and work together to address pressing issues affecting Iraq and the region.
Ambassador Silliman encouraged American University of Iraq – Sulaimani students to make a difference in their communities and work together to create a more unified, democratic, and prosperous Iraq.