The United States Welcomes the Reopening of Iraqi Kurdistan Airports to International Flights

The United States welcomes the agreement reached between the governments of Iraq and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region that has led to the re-opening of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s airports to international flights today.

The negotiations to re-open these airports represent an example of how constructive dialogue can lead to the resolution of disagreements in a peaceful manner.  We encourage both sides to continue talks on outstanding issues until lasting resolutions to all remaining differences can be achieved.  A productive and cooperative relationship between both governments benefits the interests of all Iraqi citizens.

The United States supports a unified, democratic, federal, and prosperous Iraq, including a strong Iraqi Kurdistan Region.