Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has received the outgoing US Consul General to Erbil, Mr. Matthias Mitman and the newly appointed US Consul General to the Kurdistan Region, Mr. Kenneth Gross and their accompanied delegation.
Mr. Mitman, who will soon end his tenure as Consul General in Erbil, expressed his gratitude for the cooperation and assistance offered by the people and government of the Kurdistan Region during his work.
He introduced Mr. Kenneth Gross, who will start his mission soon in Erbil as the new US Consul General to the Kurdistan Region, to Prime Minister Barzani, stating that he is certain that the new Consul General will receive the same support and cooperation during his mission as he did. He stressed that the bilateral relations between Kurdistan Region and the United States will continue to be strengthened.
Prime Minister Barzani thanked Mr. Mitman for his achievements during his work in Kurdistan Region and wished him success in his future position. He stressed that the Kurdistan Regional Government will support Mr. Gross as it did with all the US Consul Generals in Erbil. He wished for further development of bilateral relations between Erbil and Washington.
The relations between Erbil and Baghdad and the latest developments in the war against terrorism were also discussed in the meeting.