Special Presidential Envoy McGurk Travels to Iraq and Morocco

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 10, 2016

Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk and his deputy, Lt. Gen. Terry Wolff, arrived in Baghdad, Iraq today to meet with senior Iraqi government and security officials and representatives from the U.S.-led Coalition. While in Iraq, they will also travel to Erbil to meet with senior officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government. During all his meetings, Mr. McGurk will discuss the Coalition’s ongoing support for Iraqi-led efforts to defeat ISIL, with a particular focus on the planning and preparation for the liberation of Mosul.

Following Iraq, Special Presidential Envoy McGurk will depart for Rabat, Morocco for meetings on August 15. Morocco is a strong partner in the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL and Special Presidential Envoy McGurk will meet with senior officials to provide an update on the campaign and discuss how we are intensifying Coalition efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. While in Morocco, Mr. McGurk will also meet with Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, to discuss cooperation in the global campaign to defeat ISIL.