October 29, 2018 / 08:53 AM
Italy defense minister visits Kurdistan Region

Italian Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta arrived in Erbil,  Kurdistan Region capital, on Sunday evening where she was welcomed by the Kurdistan Region's Interior Minister Karim Sinjari.

Trenta is expected to meet with the Kurdish high-level officials for various talks on the latest political developments across Iraq.
Italy is a member of the US-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State (IS) and it has provided military training, assistance, and advice to the Iraqi and Peshmerga forces during the fight against the IS in the past few years.
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