Amer­i­can-Kur­dish Friend­ship As­so­ci­a­tion Cel­e­brates Thanks­giv­ing

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The Amer­ica-Kur­dis­tan Friend­ship As­so­ci­a­tion cel­e­brated Thanks­giv­ing in Er­bil. Dr. Fuad Hus­sein at­tended as Pres­i­dent Barzani’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive along with sev­eral other high-rank­ing KRG of­fi­cials and mem­bers of US forces.

The vice pres­i­dent of the Amer­ica-Kur­dis­tan Friend­ship As­so­ci­a­tion, Harry Schute, de­liv­ered a speech on the back­ground of the feast—re­it­er­at­ing the history of cul­tural ex­change be­tween both the peo­ple of USA and Kur­dis­tan as both coun­tries join one an­other for hol­i­days. Schute noted the co­op­er­a­tion be­tween both coun­tries in the cur­rent ef­fort against ter­ror­ism and the tran­quil­ity of be­ing able to pause to­gether for a feast like Thanks­giv­ing.

The Mayor of Er­bil, Nawzad Hadi, praised the as­so­ci­a­tion’s role and ac­tiv­i­ties in his ad­dress. Hadi made note of his thank­ful­ness to the Amer­i­can peo­ple for their sac­ri­fice in help­ing de­fend the Kur­dish re­gion.

“The joint co­op­er­a­tion has re­sulted in achiev­ing great vic­to­ries, thus, Kur­dis­tan Re- gion has be­come a safe haven for pro­tect­ing a large num­ber of refugees and dis­placed from Syria and Iraq,” he said. “Be­ing both in one front against terror has given Kur­dis­tan Re­gion more con­fi­dence in main­tain­ing its se­cu­rity.”

Matthias Mit­man, US Gen­eral Con­sul in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, re­it­er­ated the im­por­tance of pos­i­tive re­la­tions be­tween the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan and Amer­ica.

“Pres­ence of both sides on this oc­ca­sion is ev­i­dence show­ing the strength of th­ese re­la­tions,” he said. “The most im­por­tant thing in the spir­i­tu­al­ity of the oc­ca­sion is help­ing the poor, so the US Con­sulate Gen­eral in Kur­dis­tan Re­gion has pro­vided food and clothes for many par­ent­less chil­dren as a mes­sage that the US is tak­ing care of the fu­ture gen­er­a­tion.”

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