The Vice President met briefly today with the President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani. The Vice President thanked President Barzani for his leadership and Kurdish commitment in the fight against ISIS. The Vice President conveyed continued U.S. support for a unified, federal, and democratic Iraq, and encouraged close cooperation between the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government. The leaders underscored the urgency of continued progress in the fight against ISIS and cooperation to liberate Mosul.