Kurdistan Regional GovernmentRepresentation in Italy

Erbil, July 16th, 2015
President Barzani Meets with Italy's Defense Minister‏

Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, ( President Masoud Barzani received an Italian delegation headed by the Minister of Defense, Ms. Roberta Pinotti, accompanied by Mrs. Rezan Kader.
President Barzani and Ms. Pinotti reviewed a number of topics including the latest security and military developments in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region insofar as the war against the terrorists of the Islamic State is concerned. The two sides also spoke of future operations against the Islamic State and Italy's role in supporting the Peshmerga forces against the terrorists of the Islamic State.

Minister Pinotti stated the Peshmerga forces play a crucial role in the global effort against the terrorists of the Islamic State, and for that, the support for the Peshmerga forces should continue from all coalition members.

President Barzani expressed his appreciation for Italy's support and added that that support will continue to be in the memory of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. Ms. Pinotti stated that Italy will continue to support the Peshmerga forces against the brutality of the Islamic State, adding that I.S., as a common enemy poses a threat against the free world in its entirety.