International efforts required to defeat terrorists
President Barzani to Gysi:
On November 25, President of the Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, received Gregor Gysi, Head of the left wing Die Linke party List in the German Federal Parliament and his accompanying delegation.
At the beginning of the meeting, Gysi expressed his thanks to Barzani for providing the opportunity for the meeting and conveyed greetings from the Adviser to the Foreign Minister of Germany to the Kurdistan President.
He praised the progress made by the Kurdistan Region, and explained that Kurds in the moment are experiencing renaissance as they have been able to work hard for freedom and chosen a wise strategy after long years of oppression.
He also hailed President Barzani’s roles and praised the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces for standing against terrorists and protecting the Yazidis, Christians, and the rest of the nationals and religious components of the Region.
Gysi referred to the great work being done by the KRG. Kurdistan has become a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced persons, stressing his country's readiness to provide humanitarian assistance as well as supporting and training of the Peshmerga forces.
President Barzani welcomed the guest delegation and expressed gratitude to the Adviser and the Foreign Minister of Germany. Barzani praised the support and assistance provided by Germany to the people of Kurdistan and the Peshmerga forces.
Barzani spoke during the meeting about the conditions on the battlefield where terrorists attacking the Peshmerga forces, pointing out that Peshmerga have been able to stop the progress of terrorists and clean most of the areas they occupied.
Barzani said, "Terrorists are serious threats to the entire world and all the nations. In order to defeat terrorists, international efforts are required to dry up their financial and military resources."
On the military aid provided by the friendly countries, President Barzani explained that such assistance did not live up to the level of threats and challenges facing Kurdistan, since the terrorists have advanced weapons. "Despite everything, the people of Kurdistan are proud of the fact that they are fighting an international terrorism," said Barzani.
During the meeting, they also discussed the situation in western Kurdistan, Rojava, and sending Peshmerga forces to Kobani, as well as bilateral relations between Kurdistan and Germany.