President Nechirvan Barzani meets with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

- 4 May 2021

Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region, May 4, 2021

Continuing his visit in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with the Co-Leaders and the leadership of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday.

In the meeting, attended by the Vice-Presidents of the Kurdistan Region, President Nechirvan Barzani reiterated the importance of joint work among all political forces, parties and communities in the Kurdistan Region to ensure and protect the rights and interests of the Kurdistan Region and its people. The President underlined the vital responsibility, role and prominent position of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the party’s large impact on unity in the country, and on the political process and governance in both the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

On their part, the Co-Leaders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan reiterated the full support of the PUK for the efforts of President Nechirvan Barzani and the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region to resolve the lingering differences and to strengthen the common stance and position among all political parties and communities in the Kurdistan Region. The PUK Co-Leaders expressed strong support for the success of these efforts, and affirmed the significance of a common mechanism and framework for joint action, cooperation and coordination among all political forces and parties.

Discussion also covered the progress in the preparation of Kurdistan Region Constitution, the political developments in the Region, Erbil-Baghdad relations and the ongoing dialogue to resolve their disagreements, Iraq’s upcoming  general elections and other issues of mutual interest.