In­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to fur­ther support Kur­dis­tan

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Kur­dish Prime Min­is­ter Nechir­van Barzani met last week with a num­ber of se­nior in­ter­na­tional diplo­mats from around the world to dis­cuss the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in the Re­gion, and ways to de­velop the co­op­er­a­tion in fight­ing ter­ror­ism.

PM Barzani sees re­la­tions with Ankara and Tehran “im­por­tant”

PM Nechir­van Barzani re­ceived France’s newly ap­pointed am­bas­sador to Iraq, Mr Mark Barety, and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion.

Am­bas­sador Barety said that he was very pleased to visit Kur­dis­tan and he stressed the deep­en­ing of bi­lat­eral ties be­tween France and the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, which have his- toric re­la­tions based on sol­i­dar­ity. He com­mended the peo­ple and gov­ern­ment of Kur­dis­tan for aid­ing the dis­placed and refugees. France will con­tinue its mil­i­tary for the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and will in­crease its hu­man­i­tar­ian support, he said.

The French am­bas­sador added that sev­eral French hu­man­i­tar­ian NGOs are due to come to Kur­dis­tan to aid the dis­placed and refugees. He also high­lighted the French cul­tural cen­ter’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

The dis­cus­sion also cov­ered the se­cu­rity and mil­i­tary sit­u­a­tion and the po­lit­i­cal process in Iraq, the im­por­tance of the Kurds and Sunni's par­tic­i­pa­tion in Iraq's new gov­ern­ment, the es­tab­lish­ment of an in­ter­na­tional coali­tion against ter­ror, and the sit­u­a­tion in Kobane.

The Prime Min­is­ter em­pha­sized that the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion wishes to solve all the dis­putes with the fed­eral gov­ern­ment and re­it­er­ated Kur­dis­tan’s support for Mr Abadi's gov­ern­ment. He also stressed the im­por­tance of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s re­la­tions with Tehran and Ankara.

Syr­ian is­sue is po­lit­i­cal and needs po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tion

PM Barzani also met with Stephan Di Mis­tura, UN Spe­cial En­voy to Syria and an ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion.

Di Mis­tura praised the de­vel­op­ments and achieve­ments in Kur­dis­tan since 1991 and thanked the Kurds for re­ceiv­ing and ac­com­mo­dat­ing about 1.5 mil­lion refugees and dis­placed peo­ple, and promised that the UN and the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity will con­tinue to de­liver aid to the Re­gion and the refugees.

Re­gard­ing the war agasint ter­ror, Prime Min­siter Barzani that this is a threat to the world and needs co­op­er­a­tion of the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to fight ter­ror­ism. He also re­it­ereated that Kur­dis­tan needs more help to fight ter­ror­ism.

Re­gard­ing the sit­u­a­tion in Syria PM Barzani ar­gued that it is not a mil­i­tary is­sue and can­not be solved by mil­i­tary ac­tion, but rather po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tion must be sought to bring about sta­blil­ity in the re­gion.

Di Mis­tura said the Kurds have bravely fought agasint ter­ror­ism and a brigt fu­ture is await­ing them and they will reach their goals.

Kurds have many friend in the U.S. who support them

A del­e­ga­tion from the U.S. congress headed by Con­gress­man Dar­rell Ed­ward Issa, Chair­man of the House Over­sight and Gov­ern­ment Re­form Com­mit­tee, and at­tended by two other con­gress­men and the U.S. Am­bas­sador to Iraq.

The del­e­ga­tion praised the peo­ple and the Pesh­mar­gas of Kur­dis­tan for their re­sis­tance and fight against ter­ror­ism and re­it­er­ated that they have many friends in the U.S. who support them.

They said the Kurds fight for val­ues that the free world be­lieves in, and promised to men­tion in their re­port that the Pesh­marga Forces are fight­ing in the front­lines and need support.

PM Barzani thanked the peo­ple and the gov­ern­ment of the United States for stand­ing out for Kurds dur­ing times of need.

“Kurds will con­tinue to re­move the threat that ter­ror is pos­ing on the world,” said PM Barzani. “How­ever we need more arms, heavy weapons, and mil­i­tary train­ing from the U.S. and the coali­tion coun­tries, and I hope your re­port takes th­ese into con­sid­er­a­tion.”

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