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.