Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Iraq November 22-23

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 21, 2015

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Iraq to discuss key political, economic, and security issues with government officials.

In Baghdad on November 22, Deputy Secretary Blinken will meet with national and provincial Iraqi officials to discuss a range of economic and security issues. He will also meet with senior U.S. military officials to discuss our ongoing support for the Iraqi Armed Forces, Popular Mobilization Forces, and others in support of the coalition campaign against Daesh.

Deputy Secretary Blinken will then visit the Iraqi Kurdistan Region on November 23, where he will meet with senior regional government officials to continue discussions on our efforts to degrade and defeat Daesh as well as our response to the urgent humanitarian and refugee crises in Iraq.

Be sure to follow the Deputy Secretary on Twitter (@ABlinken) and on the State Department’s Flickr and Instagram for more updates throughout his trip.