French Pres­i­dent: Pesh­merga Forces fight for world se­cu­rity

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

A Kur­dis­tan Re­gion del­e­ga­tion, headed by Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Govern­ment Spokesman, Min­is­ter Safeen Diza­yee, last week, met French Pres­i­dent François Hol­lande at Elysée Palace.

The two sides dis­cussed the war against the Is­lamic State ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion, ISIS, the fi­nan­cial cri­sis in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and the rais­ing po­lit­i­cal ten­sion in Iraq, along with a num­ber of other is­sues.

Pres­i­dent Hol­lande re­it­er­ated his coun­try will con­tinue sup­port­ing Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s Pesh­merga Forces, which he praised the role in the fight against ter­ror­ism. He later stated to the press, “What Pesh­merga are do­ing is not only for Kur­dis­tan, or Iraq or Mid­dle East, but for the world se­cu­rity.”

Min­is­ter Diza­yee ex­pressed his grat­i­tude to the peo­ple and govern­ment of France for their as­sis­tance to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, not­ing that the Kur­dis­tan Pesh­merga Forces are fight­ing a war on be­half of the world against one of the most dan­ger­ous ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Se­nior Mil­i­tary of­fi­cials of the Kur­dis­tan Pesh­merga forces also at­tended the meet­ing. Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Sheikh Jaa­far Mustafa and Ma­jor Gen­eral Sir­wan Barzani briefed the French Pres­i­dent about the lat­est mil­i­tary de­vel­op­ments on the bat­tle­front against ISIS.

The Yezidi Kur­dish mem­ber of Iraqi Par­lia­ment, rep­re­sent­ing Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, Ms. Vian Dakhil, also at­tended the meet­ing. She stressed the im­por­tance of in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity’s recog­ni­tion of the atroc­i­ties com­mit­ted by ISIS against Yezidis as geno­cide.

The meet­ing came after the film of French philoso­pher and writer, Bernard-Henri Lévy, called Pesh­merga!, was se­lected at the Cannes Fes­ti­val’s Of­fi­cial Se­lec­tion and screened two days ear­lier at the fes­ti­val in the pres­ence of se­nior mil­i­tary of­fi­cials of Pesh­merga Forces.

Both Pres­i­dent Hol­lande and Min­is­ter Diza­yee con­grat­u­lated Mr. Lévy and his team, stress­ing that the film will play a key role in mak­ing the strug­gle and sac­ri­fices of the Pesh­merga forces known to the en­tire world.

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