Pres­i­dent Barzani meets Chris­tians of Duhok and Nin­eveh

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Pres­i­dent of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, Mas­soud Barzani, met with Chris­tian per­son­al­i­ties and cler­ics in the prov­ince of Do­huk on April 23. Barzani's visit aimed to know more about the con­di­tions of dis­placed peo­ple, the fu­ture of co­ex­is­tence, and Is­lamic State threats in the re­gion.

In a speech, Pres­i­dent Barzani told to the at­ten­dees that he is aware of their suf­fer­ing and their pain; he thanked the pa­tience and the stead­fast­ness of Chris­tian broth­ers. At the same time he stressed that IS did not attack one com­po­nent only, but tar­geted ev­ery­thing: peo­ple, cul­tural val­ues, and his­tory.

"IS though they could in­vade Kur­dis­tan Re­gion eas­ily, but the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan and the Pesh­merga, who are al­ways a source of pride, have been able to dis­pel the myth of ter­ror­ists and de­feat them on all fronts," said Barzani.

He added "There is in­ter­na­tional sym­pa­thy for the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan and we should take a les­son from what hap­pened in or­der to end the dis­as­ters that took place and start a new page,"

In re­gard to the dis­placed in the Re­gion, Pres­i­dent Barzani stressed that it is a na­tional and hu­man­i­tar­ian duty to help the dis­placed peo­ple.

On the other hand, the at­ten­dees thanked Pres­i­dent Barzani and ap­pre­ci­ated his role and the role of Pesh­merga forces who sac­ri­fice their lives in or­der to pro­tect na­tional and re­li­gious com­po­nents. They also paid their trib­ute to the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan and the gov­ern­ment for em­brac­ing such a large num­ber of dis­placed peo­ple.

They stressed that Kur­dis­tan Re­gion has be­come a safe heaven and a place of peace, co­ex­is­tence and tol­er­ance.

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