Nether­lands re­it­er­ates sup­port to Kur­dis­tan Re­gion

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Prime Min­is­ter, Nechir­van Barzani, on Thurs­day, May 14, 2015 re­ceived Dutch Min­is­ter of De­fense, Jeanne Hen­nis and her ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion.

Ms. Hen­nis ex­pressed her sat­is­fac­tion with the progress of the train­ing of Pesh­marga forces by mil­i­tary ex­perts from Nether­lands and coali­tion forces.

She stressed on the ef­fi­cient role played by the Pesh­marga forces in pro­tect­ing Kur­dis­tan ter­ri­to­ries against ter­ror­ism. She said that Nether­lands con­sid­ers the Is­lamic State ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion, ISIS, as not only a threat to Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, but to the se­cu­rity of the en­tire world.

She pointed out that her coun­try will con­tinue its sup­port to the Pesh­marga forces to help them to erad­i­cate ISIS threat, as it did as part of the coali­tion forces since the emer­gence of ISIS threat against the Re­gion.

Ms. Hen­nis also ex­pressed her ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion for pro­vid­ing shel­ters and as­sis­tance to a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of refugees and dis­placed peo­ple who fled ter­ror­ists’ threats and sought safety in Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

Prime Min­is­ter Barzani thanked Min­is­ter Hen­nis for her visit and valu­able stance to­wards Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and Pesh­marga forces.

He ex­pressed the grat­i­tude of Kur­dis­tan peo­ple and gov­ern­ment to the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity in gen­eral, and Nether­land’s peo­ple and gov­ern­ment in par­tic­u­lar who since the emer­gence of ISIS threat have as­sisted Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

He stated that de­spite the fact that vast ter­ri­to­ries of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion have been re­cap­tured and ISIS has started to decline, the ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion’s threat is far from be­ing erad­i­cated. There­fore, mil­i­tary and hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tance to Kur­dis­tan Re­gion need to be con­tin­ued.

Prime Min­is­ter Barzani ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the train­ing of Pesh­marga forces by Dutch mil­i­tary com­man­ders and ex­perts, hop­ing that the train­ing pro­gram will con­tinue as it plays sig­nif­i­cant role in rais­ing Pesh­marga forces ca­pa­bil­i­ties in the bat­tle­field.

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