Dr.Shakhwan Abdullah discusses with the presidency of Staff of the Peshmerga forces raising the level of cooperation with the federal forces to control security, address problems in looseness areas and pursue terrorist cells

The Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Dr. Shakhwan Abdullah Ahmed, received in his official office in Baghdad today, Thursday, June 23, 2022, a high-ranking military delegation from the Kurdistan Region, which included Lieutenant-General Issa Ozer, Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga forces, with a number of military commanders and senior officers in the region, in the presence of Lieutenant-General Hamid Abdul-Maqsoud Lafta, the Joint Operations Command and a number of staff officers of the Border Guard Forces Command, During the meeting, the repercussions of the security file and the latest security developments and ways to address the recent violations were discussed, It was talked about supporting the federal security units present in the region represented by the leadership of the border forces with other departments of the Ministry of Interior in the federal government, It was stressed the need to raise the level of cooperation and coordination between the Peshmerga and the federal forces, implement joint operations to cleanse looseness areas, pursue terrorists and sleeper cells, complete logistical procedures and requirements for the formation of the 20th Brigade and work on its spread as quickly as possible.

In the context of his speech, the Deputy Speaker of the Council indicated the importance of visiting the military delegation from the Kurdistan Region and holding joint meetings with the senior military leaders in Baghdad, The exchange of information, the activation of the intelligence effort and training, the continuation of coordination between the two sides and the re-evaluation of the deployment of military units, While His Sovereignty stressed the continued support and assistance by the Council of Representatives to the military and security institutions with legislation and laws in force, And guidance to provide the necessary financial allocations to equip the armed forces with military equipment to carry out their tasks and responsibilities and protect the lives of citizens in all governorates of Iraq.

Media Office of the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives
Thursday 23 June 2022