In­ter­na­tional ef­forts re­quired to de­feat ter­ror­ists

Pres­i­dent Barzani to Gysi:

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

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.

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