President Masoud Barzani received an Italian military delegation headed by Ms. Roberta Pinotti, Italy’s Minister of Defense. During the meeting President Barzani and Minister Pinotti spoke of a number of current issues concerning the war against the terrorists of the Islamic State, particularly the Mosul operation.
President Barzani reiterated his position of the significance of planning for post-liberation Mosul which is of more importance, the President stated, than the military operation. The President also took the opportunity to express his gratitude to Italy on behalf of the people of the Kurdistan Region for its support during these challenging times.
Minister Pinotti stated that the support of Italy to the Kurdistan Region and Iraq will continue and she praised the efforts of the Peshmerga forces who have been playing a crucial role in the efforts to crush the terrorists of the Islamic State.