KDP of­fi­cial meets with US Con­sul Gen­eral

US and KDP dis­cuss elec­tions, Kur­dish Na­tional Congress, Iraq and Syria is­sues

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

As part of the con­tin­u­ous talks and ex­change of ideas with for­eign diplo­matic rep­re­sen­ta­tives, the for­eign Re­la­tions Depart­ment of the Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP), Hemin Hawrami, Head of the Depart­ment, met on Tues­day, July 30, 2013 with Joseph Pennington, Con­sul Gen­eral of the United States of Amer­ica in Er­bil and Sergei Sher­a­tori, head of the po­lit­i­cal af­fairs at the US Con­sulate Gen­eral in Er­bil.

The meet­ing, which was held at the KDP’s For­eign Re­la­tions Of­fice, was at­tended by a num­ber of the KDP cadres and mem­bers of the Depart­ment.

Pennington ex­pressed his hap­pi­ness to­wards the eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments in Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and re­it­er­ated that Kur­dis­tan has suc­cess­fully main­tained its se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity among all the sta­bil­ity chal­lenges in the re­gion, and yet wit­ness this huge eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

Hawrami, on be­half of his party con­grat­u­lated Pennington for his new po­si­tion and wished him all suc­cess.

Talk­ing about the cur­rent is­sue, Hawrami re­it­er­ated his party’s stand re­gard­ing elec­tions and that KDP is ready for both par­lia­men­tary and pro­vin­cial coun­cil elec­tions. Ad­di­tion­ally he ex­plained how the op­po­si­tion was not sup­port­ive in find­ing mech­a­nisms for solv­ing many im­por­tant is­sues in the re­gion.

Hawrami also ex­plained the de­tails and pur­poses of the Kur­dish Na­tional Congress, which is planned to be held in Er­bil later this year. He said that the aim of this congress is to reem­pha­size on the right­ful­ness of its is­sue and co­ex­is­tence with other eth- nic­i­ties in the re­gion and find­ing peace­ful and demo­cratic so­lu­tions.

Other topics dis­cussed be­tween the two par­ties in­cluded the cur­rent po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tions in Iraq as well as the re­cent de­vel­op­ments in Syria and the sit­u­a­tion of the Kurds in that coun­try.

Hawrami ex­plained the sup­port­ive role of the KRG to­wards the Syr­ian Kurds and the sig­nif­i­cance of their strug­gle for their rights.

This Pic­ture shows KDP Of­fi­cial, Hemn Hawrmi meet­ing with US Con­sul Gen­eral

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