Kurdistan president says he will discuss unity with parties in Sulaimani

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani speaks to reporters in Sulaimani, May 4, 2021. (Esta Media Network)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani said on Tuesday he would discuss unity and a framework for more coordination in Baghdad during his meetings with parties to Sulaimani city. 

Barzani held talks with officials from Change Movement (Goran) upon his arrival to the city of Sulaimani.

Following the meeting, Barzani told reporters that he would also hold talks with officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party in Sulaimani.

“The presidency’s main effort is to create unity [among parties]. We will discuss it with Goran, PUK and other parties,” Barzani said.

On Monday, the Region’s president met with leaders from the Kurdistan Justice Group and Kurdistan Islamic Union in Erbil.

They discussed the latest political developments in the Kurdistan Region, ongoing preparations of the Region’s constitution, relations between Erbil and Baghdad, and the upcoming Iraqi elections, the Region’s presidency said in a statement.

“The importance of joint efforts and unity among Kurdistan Region’s communities and parties was affirmed, and the role of the Kurdistan Region Presidency was greatly appreciated as a unifying factor for all groups,” the statement read.

“The current and future challenges of the Kurdistan Region require joint actions and collective efforts from all sides in order to safeguard the national interests of the Kurdistan Region, regardless of political differences,” they said.

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