Today the President of the Kurdistan Region, Massud Barzani, met with the U.S. Vice President, Dick Cheney, and an accompanying delegation in Erbil.
Barzani welcomed Cheney and his accompanying delegation during a reception ceremony where many senior officials attended. Barzani appreciate the historic visit, thanking President Bush’s administration for liberating Iraq from the Baath dictatorship regime and expressing his respect to the victims of the US army in liberating Iraq.
The President of the Kurdistan Region also reiterated his commitment to the Iraqi constitution and his full support to the Iraqi political process and the alliance with the US in fighting against terrorism.
On his part, U.S. Vice President in addition to expressing his happiness to visit the Kurdistan region and the progress the region witnesses, he invited the President of the Kurdistan Region officially to visit Washington and meet with President Bush. Cheney stressed reinforcing special bilateral relations between US and the Kurdistan Region.
“We are certainly counting on President Barzani’s leadership to help us conclude a new strategic relationship between the United States and Iraq as well as crucial pieces of national legislation in the days ahead,” U.S. Vice President, Dick Cheney said.
Cheney Officially Invites Barzani to Visit US