KDP en­cour­ages par­ties to unite stance on hold­ing ref­er­en­dum

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Ali Hus­sein, a leader of the Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party, has an­nounced that his party is plan­ning to meet up with the Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan and other po­lit­i­cal par­ties to talk about the ref­er­en­dum and other is­sues.

Whether the Strate­gic Agree­ment, Hus­sein said, would be can­celled or not both KDP and PUK have lots of points in com­mon. He added that the two par­ties’ re­spon­si­bil­ity would draw them into com­mit­ment to work on the com­mon points to­gether.

Re­gard­ing the re­cent ef­forts from the PUK and Gor­ran Move­ment to make a po­lit­i­cal deal, Hus­sein said the KDP wel­comes the rap­proche­ment of the PUK and Gor­ran—adding that the rap­proche­ment could be help­ful for the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

Con­cern­ing the re­cent chaos in Iraq, Hus­sein said: “The chaos that hap­pened in Iraq was not what we wanted. We, as the Kurds, have been call­ing for a real part­ner­ship in a united Iraq. This po­lit­i­cal di­vi­sion and chaos is a mes­sage for all the com­po­nents of Iraq as well as the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity too. The in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity thinks that Iraq is a united coun­try. Af­ter the re­cent mess, the Kur­dish lead­er­ship has to think of its des­tiny and make a defini­tive de­ci­sion about hold­ing a ref­er­en­dum for in­de­pen­dence.”

Hus­sein said that the KDP and PUK should im­prove the strate­gic agree­ment, as both KDP and PUK can be com­ple­men­tary of each other in many sec­tors.

In its last lead­er­ship meet­ing, the KDP stressed speed­ing up ef­forts to con­duct a ref­er­en­dum. Hus­sein called on other po­lit­i­cal par­ties to unite to­gether around the ref­er­en­dum.

Hus­sein said that there are politi­cians in­side both PUK and Gor­ran who know very well that any agree­ment against other po­lit­i­cal par­ties will end in fri­vol­ity. He said that any new agree­ment be­tween the par­ties should be based on an ef­fort to unite their stances fur­ther.

Hus­sein fur­ther said that the KDP is an ef­fec­tive party in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and that it has a role to play in bring­ing the par­ties to­gether. He said that his party has al­ready started ef­forts to build in­ter­nal re­form as well. The KDP has re­cently formed a com­mit­tee aimed at mak­ing in­ter­nal re­forms, re­plac­ing some of­fi­cials while clos­ing a num­ber of party of­fices.

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