With the debate about the U.S. troop presence in Iraq seemingly out of the way, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Barham Salih urged the Vice President of the United States Joseph P. Biden to deploy the broad array of diplomatic and economic tools necessary to ensure that the stability and prosperity of the Kurdistan Region is preserved and built upon.
During a meeting at the White House, Prime Minister Salih and Vice President Biden discussed the impact of the forthcoming US military withdrawal from Iraq on the Kurdistan Region and on Iraq as a whole. In their discussion, Prime Minister Salih stressed the importance of increasing meaningful US engagement on all fronts – economic, cultural, political and security – “to create an enduring strategic relationship between the US and Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region.”
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