MESOP NEWS ABOUT KURDISH INDEPENDENCE TODAY : Socialist International Supports Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Basnews English –  12/07/2017 – 19:06 – ERBIL — The Secretary General of the Socialist International stated its support for the Kurdistan Region and its bid to achieve its goals.In a recent interview with Kurdistan24, Luis Ayala, the Secretary General of the Socialist International, said Kurds could rely on his organization’s solidarity, particularly for the forthcoming independence referendum planned for September 25, 2017.

“We’re trying to be constructive, we’re trying to be helpful,” Ayala said when talking about supporting the Kurds. “They can count on our solidarity and support.”

He stressed that they have been companions and good friends of the Kurdistan Region. “We have been partners in many of the challenges together,” he noted.The Secretary General mentioned that his organization would “support [the Kurds’] way ahead,” but explained that any decision for independence is up to the people of Kurdistan.Ayala commended Kurdistan’s role in the fight against terrorism and the role of Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. He expressed the Socialist International’s “obligation” to back the Kurdistan Region.

“We want to support and share in their commitments, but also share their dreams and their future,” Ayala concluded. Socialist International is the worldwide organization of social democratic, socialist, and labor parties.