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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President's Call to Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani

The Vice President today called Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani to offer condolences on the loss of President Barzani’s mother, Hamayil Khan, who passed away Wednesday. The Vice President told President Barzani that he wished he could have paid his respects in person and that his thoughts and prayers are with the Barzani family at this time.