Iraq: Visit of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 30, 2012

Question: What can you tell us about Iraqi Kurdistan Regional (IKR) President Barzani’s visit to Washington? Who will he meet with?

Answer: IKR President Masoud Barzani will be visiting Washington next week at the invitation of Vice President Biden, extended to him last November during the Vice President’s visit to Iraq. The Vice President looks forward to hosting IKR President Barzani during his visit. I refer you to the White House for meetings that will take place there.

President Barzani’s meetings at State Department next week will include Deputy Secretary Burns, Deputy Secretary Nides and others.

PRN: 2012/491