Trump’s advisers meet Kurdish officials to discuss regional situation
Chancellor of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Security Council Masrour Barzani met with US President Donald Trump’s advisers on Monday to discuss situation in the region, KRG Representative to the United States Bayan Sami Rahman said.

According to Sputnik news agency the US side was represented by National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster, Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert and Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner. Chief of Staff to the President of the KRG Fuad Hussein also attended the meeting.

"Masrour Barzani and Dr. Fuad Hussein just met H.R. McMaster, Jared Kushner and Tom Bossert to discuss events and challenges in Kurdistan and Iraq," Rahman said in a Twitter message on Monday.

US officials have said Washington and Baghdad remain in talks about a continued US troop presence in Iraq after IS terror group is defeated.

In March, US Central Command chief Gen. Joseph Votel said the two nations were working on a five-year plan for cooperation.

On Monday, Brett McGurk, the US Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter IS met with Barzani to discuss the military campaign against the terror group and anticipated post-Islamic State challenges. They have also talked about Erbil-Baghdad ties and political process in Iraq.

Reporter’s code: 50101

News Code: 15934  |  Date: 2017/05/16  |  Time: 10 : 12

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