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Acting Deputy Secretary of State Nuland’s Travel to Jordan and Iraq

Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland traveled to Amman, Jordan on December 17-18 to meet with senior Jordanian officials, including Prime Minister Khasawneh, and underscore the strength of the U.S.-Jordan partnership. She discussed bilateral and regional priorities, including the shared U.S.-Jordanian commitment to accelerate humanitarian aid into Gaza and enhance the protection of civilians.

Acting Deputy Secretary Nuland then visited Baghdad and Erbil, Iraq on December 19-20, where she discussed bilateral relations and U.S. priorities in the region, including current security challenges.

In Baghdad, she met with Prime Minister Sudani, senior political figures, entrepreneurs, and humanitarians to reaffirm our commitment to a secure, stable, and sovereign Iraq. She congratulated Prime Minister Sudani and Framework leaders on the provincial elections, and underscored the importance of close Iraqi-U.S. cooperation in addressing shared security threats.

In Erbil, she met with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials, political party leaders, and interfaith representatives and discussed the strong U.S. partnership with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region as part of our 360-degree relationship, and heard their perspectives on ongoing efforts between the KRG and Baghdad to foster the KRG’s resiliency.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/acting-deputy-secretary-of-state-nulands-travel-to-jordan-and-iraq/

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