Special Presidential Envoy McGurk Travels to Iraq and UAE

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 2, 2016


Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk arrived in Baghdad, Iraq, today to meet with senior Iraqi government and security officials and representatives from the U.S.-led coalition. During his meetings, Mr. McGurk will discuss the coalition’s ongoing support for Iraqi-led efforts to defeat ISIL, as well as other regional developments.

Following meetings in Iraq, Special Presidential Envoy McGurk will depart on March 6 to Abu Dhabi to join Vice President Biden for his visit to the United Arab Emirates. In the UAE, Mr. McGurk will participate in the Vice President's discussions with senior Emirati leaders on intensifying coalition efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL.