Barzani in War Fronts to meet Pesh­merge com­man­ders

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The pres­i­dent of the Kur­dis­tan re­gion, Mas­soud Barzani ac­com­pa­nied by sev­eral of­fi­cials in­clud­ing Pesh­merga Min­is­ter, Mustafa Said Qader ar­rived in West of Kirkuk on Thurs­day to in­spect Pesh­merga forces and meet with their com­man­ders in the West sec­tion of the prov­ince.

Dur­ing his visit, he in­spected the Kur­dish Pesh­merga forces that are spread in the area of con­tact with the mil­i­tants of the or­ga­ni­za­tion of the Is­lamic State.

Barzani ap­pre­ci­ated the forces for the role they play in fight­ing against ISIS and paid his trib­ute to those mar­tyred in the wars. He also ap­pre­ci­ated them for the great suc­cess they achieved in Maaskar Khalid and Tal­ward ar­eas.

The com­man­ders also let Brazani know about Pesh­merga needs, and Barzani promised to re­spond to the needs as soon as pos­si­ble.

Barzani meets Czech Repub­lic For­eign Min­is­ter

In the same day, Pres­i­dent Barzani wel­comed the Czech Repub­lic’s Min­is­ter of For- eign Af­fairs, Lubomír Zaorálek. In a meet­ing in Er­bil, the Pres­i­dent and the Czech For­eign Min­is­ter dis­cussed strength­en­ing bi­lat­eral re­la­tions and mil­i­tary support by the Czech Repub­lic to Iraq and pesh­merga forces fight­ing ter­ror­ism.

For­eign Min­is­ter Zaorálek praised the role of the pesh­merga forces in the fight against ISIS ter­ror­ists and ex­pressed his coun­try’s readi­ness to support this ef­fort. He said he coun­try is also keen to en­hance eco­nomic ties with Kur­dis­tan and to this end plans to up­grade his coun­try’s diplo­matic pres­ence in Er­bil to a con­sulate gen­eral. He also lauded the KRG for tak­ing in large num­bers of refugees and IDPs from other parts of Iraq.

Pres­i­dent Barzani thanked the Czech Repub­lic for its support of Kur­dis­tan and warmly wel­comed its decision to open its con­sulate gen­eral in Er­bil.

The two also dis­cussed threat posed by the ISIS ter­ror­ists and the ef­forts to com­bat this threat. Pres­i­dent Barzani stated that the Kurds are proud to be at the fore­front of this fight and stand­ing up to the ter­ror­ists along a 1,500-km long front from the city of Kobane in Syria to Diyala prov­ince in east­ern Iraq.

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