Qubad Talabani, Mark Stroh Advocate Press Freedom in Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan 03:36 AM - 2023-08-24
 Deputy Prime Minister welcomes newly appointed U.S. CG Deputy Prime Minister's media office

Deputy Prime Minister welcomes newly appointed U.S. CG

Qubad Talabani The US

Qubad Talabani, the Deputy Prime Minister, met with Mark Stroh, the new U.S. Consul General in the Kurdistan Region, and they spoke about several topics of significance to both parties.

Daban Shadala, the Kurdistan Regional Government's Deputy Head of the Foreign Relations Department, was present at the meeting on Wednesday in Erbil. Talabani congratulated Mark Stroh on his appointment as the new US CG in the Kurdistan Region and expressed hope that Stroh's tenure will lead to further improvement in bilateral relations. 

The issue of press freedom and journalism in Iraq and the region was discussed at the meeting. Both parties agreed that the Region should not compromise on these issues, but rather establish a healthier and more professional relationship between political authorities and the media. 

The meeting also discussed the current state of activists and civil society organizations, with a focus on the critical need to provide more support to these organizations in all of the Region's cities and towns. 

Another topic was the reformation of the Peshmerga Ministry. Talabani emphasized the importance of continuing the process and keeping the ministry out of political squabbles in this regard. 



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