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US congratulates Kurdistan's new president Barzani on assuming post

Nechirvan Barzani - Wikimedia Commons - KRG OFFICE
Nechirvan Barzani - Wikimedia Commons - KRG OFFICE
The United States' Embassy congratulated Nechirvan Barzani on his election as president of the Kurdistan region.

The embassy affirmed "looking forward to continue our work and cooperation through [Barzani's] new post during the next four years."

Regional lawmakers elected Barzani as president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Barzani, who had been serving as regional prime minister, won 68 votes from the 84 lawmakers present. The regional legislature has 111 seats in total.

He is the nephew of the previous and only other holder of the office, Masoud Barzani.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 28 May 2019 11:22 PM
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