KDP and PUK Work Together in the Crisis
The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party, KDP, and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK, met in Erbil, capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The KDP delegation led by Nechirvan Barzani, Deputy to KDP leader, Fadhil Mirani, Secretary of KDP politburo, two members of politburo Mahmoud Mohammed, Kaka Amin Najar and member of KDP leadership council Delshad Shahab.
The PUK delegation was led by Mala Bakhtiyar, Head of Executive Body of PUK politburo, with Qubad Talabani, Saadi Ahmed Pira, Omer fatah and Rezgar Ali, members of politburo.
A KDP negotiator revealed the detail of the meeting and said that they are working together.
A PUK negotiator stated that the meeting was very positive, both stressing on making the current situation better.
Delshad Shahab, one of the KDP delegation members, announced that the aim of the meeting was to discuss the bilateral relations and the mechanism of working together in the future.
Despite stressing the current political, finan- cial and security issues as well as the government and parliament disputes and the regional changes, the main two strong Kurdish parties had a common understanding about having one united stance in order to face the difficulties.
However, there had been different opinions on the extension of the strategic agreement made between them, Shahab emphasized that they have reached a common understanding to keep continuing it, adding that there might had been some points to be improved and they are agreed to do because it would be in the interest of the people.
The two parties repeated frequently that the agreement was a main factor of political stability, prosperity and economic development in the past.
Saadi Pira from the PUK politburo confirmed that the two parties work together to pass the crisis together and on the basis of common interests. He added that his party has a project to bring the disputed parties together on the negotiation table because they have to sit together finally.
Pira further said that the meeting focused on mak- ing the situation better.
The KDP has received the PUK project which is designed to resolve the disputes. They are studying it and will respond the PUK about the details of the project.