MESOP FOCUS : ROJAVA-WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA) NEEDs REAL PLURALISM – NOT JUST PKK COSMETICS
Masrour Barzani Calls on Rojava to Unite and Implement Previous Accords – Implementation of Erbil and Duhok agreements ensures rights of the Kurds in Syria, Barzani said
Sardar Sattar – 18/01/2017 – 20:19 | Kurdistan – Senior Kurdish official has called on political factions in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) to unite and implement previous accords to ensure about their future.“Agreements signed in Duhok [and] Erbil ensure Kurdish unity and safeguards gains and rights of the Kurdish people [in Syria],” said Masrour Barzani, the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council.
He made the remarks during a meeting with the Dutch Envoy to Syria, Gerard Steeghs, on Wednesday in Erbil. The pair discussed the security and political developments in Syria and agreed that participation of Kurdish representatives in the Astana talks is essential for the best of common interests.However, Barzani stressed out that the monopoly of authority and political arena in Syrian Kurdistan can damage their future. The Dutch official praised the role of Kurdistan Region and Peshmerga forces in the war on Islamic State (IS), saying Kurds are fighting at the forefront of the anti-terrorism battle, therefore, their experience will be of use to counter this threat. www.mesop.de