The United States has hailed the Kurdistan Region, its people and the Peshmerga forces for fighting terrorism while sheltering around 2 million IDPs and Syrian refugees over the past few years, an official statement said.
During a visit to the Kurdistan Region by a delegation from the US Congress, led by John Garamendi, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani expressed gratitude to the humanitarian and military assistance by the US to both Kurdistan Region and Iraq in the hard times, a statement by Barzani's office said.
Barzani, according to the statement, briefed the delegation with the developments in relationships between Erbil and Baghdad.
He also reiterated his support to his Iraqi counterpart Adil Abdul-Mahdi in resolving the remaining issues between the sides through dialogue.
Moreover, the two sides highlighted the importance of the US-led Coalition forces presence in Iraq to restore stability and terrorism threats. They also tackled the importance of collaboration among the Peshmerga, Iraqi, and coalition forces to deal with the post-ISIS war era in the region, the return of the IDPs and Syrian refugees, and the reconstruction of the affected areas and the support of the international community in this regard.