SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ) –  Nechirvan Barzani sworn in as new Kurdistan Regional Government President: Positive Reactions –  by Seth  Frantzman – Jerusalem Post  16 June 2019

Different reactions to the swearing in Kurdistan Regional President Nechirvan Barzani.

I’m honored to continue to serve the people of the Kurdistan Region & thank all those who attended my inauguration as President of the Kurdistan Region. I have taken an oath to protect the unity, rights & interests of the people of Kurdistan & will do so to the best of my ability

— Nechirvan Barzani (@IKRPresident) June 10, 2019

Free Burma Rangers writes:

We are honored to congratulate President Nechirvan Barzani of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan Regional Government) as he was sworn in on Monday, June 10. President Barzani is a leader we admire. He is a friend and we have seen how he has helped people in his country, the region, and around the world. We pray for him and all the people he serves and leads. Thank you and God bless you, David Eubank and the Free Burma Rangers.

A great day for KRG and for the new @IKRPresident – a good man and friend

— Andrew Lewis Peek (@AndrewLPeek) June 10, 2019

And US Consulate Erbil:

DCM Joey Hood and U.S. CG Steve Fagin attended the swearing-in ceremony of IKR President #NechirvanBarzani. The U.S. looks forward to working with President #Barzani and the new #KRG cabinet. We support a strong IKR as part of a federal, prosperous, unified, and democratic #Iraq.


And Masrour Barzani

I congratulate my dear brother Nechirvan Barzani for his inauguration today as President of the Kurdistan Region. I hope that together, and under the leadership of President Barzani, we can build a strong Kurdistan and in the national interests of our peoples & nation- mb.

And Sazan Mandalawi

Friend and foes of countries and parties all under one roof- as  President will be sworn in, moments from now, in the heart of Kurdistan’s capital, Erbil. #NechirvanBarzani‘s charisma makes him a friend to many international and national politicians.

@KurdistanParl now welcoming guests to the #Kurdistan #Parliament sitting to inaugurate @IKRPresident Nechirvan Barzani as President of @Kurdistan Region , Speaker Dr. Vala Fareed, Deputy Speaker @heminhawrami & @munakahveci and leaders of the parliamentary blocks. Historic day.

— Kurdistan Parliament (@KurdistanParl) June 10, 2019

And Kurdistan parliament press release

In his acceptance speech, President Barzani said, “Honourable Speaker of Parliament, honourable MPs who represent the people of Kurdistan of all creeds and views, I thank you, as representatives of the people, for electing me President of the Kurdistan Region for the next four years. I thank all MPs, I thank those who voted, those who didn’t vote, those who didn’t attend the vote, I thank every one of you. Each one of you, of your own volition, as representatives of the voters and according to the guidance of the parties that you represent in parliament, exercised your democratic rights and responsibilities. Today the greatest achievement is the continuation of the democratic process in the Kurdistan Region. Thank you for your trust in me.”


Pres Nechirvan Barzani tasks Prime Minister Elect @masrour_barzani with forming the next #KRG government.

I hope better days are ahead and we see a cabinet of competent & patriotic officals committed to tackling corruption, advancing institutions, and serving the public good.

— Tara Hamawandi (@TaraHamawandi) June 12, 2019

And Hiwa Afandi

The inauguration of the President of the Kurdistan Region is the beginning of a new era. We look forward to witnessing a better future & a more prosperous Kurdistan. Congratulations to President Nechirvan Barzani, who is among very few, capable of shouldering such responsibility.


And Falah Mustafa:

An honour to be at the inauguration of #NechirvanBarzani as President of #KurdistanRegion. Young visionary statesman ready to lead our people to prosperity with hope & optimism at a time of opportunity as well as regional & global challenges. Best successor to a great predecessor

FM @MevlutCavusoglu attended the oath-taking ceremony of Nechirvan Barzani as the new president elect of Iraq’s Kurdish region in Erbil & expressed our will to focus on concrete projects and joint fight against the terrorist organization #PKK.

— Umut Acar (@AcarUmut) June 10, 2019

And Consul General Turkey in Chicago Umut Acar

FM  @MevlutCavusoglu attended the oath-taking ceremony of Nechirvan Barzani as the new president elect of Iraq’s Kurdish region in Erbil & expressed our will to focus on concrete projects and joint fight against the terrorist organization #PKK.

And Bayan Sami Rahman

A historic day for Kurdistan as Nechirvan Barzani takes the helm as Kurdistan Region President. Honoured to be at his inauguration and to see him embark on a new era of hope, outreach and international cooperation. It has been a privilege to serve in his government since 2005.

And some profiles

PROFILE – Nechirvan Barzani, new head of Kurdish region

— ANADOLU AGENCY (ENG) (@anadoluagency) June 11, 2019



Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut met KDP President Masoud Barzani at the oath-taking ceremony of President Nechirvan Barzani. It is the clear signal of promoting relations between Turkey-KRG after 2017’s independence referendum.


Speaker of @KurdistanParl Dr. #ValaFareed attended ceremony: President #NechirvanBarzani @IKRPresident tasks Prime Minister @masrour_barzani with forming cabinet within 30 days, read more on #Kurdistan @Kurdistan Parliament’s website

— Kurdistan Parliament (@KurdistanParl) June 15, 2019

Poland attended also

And Mahmood Nashat

Just now at President Nechirvan Barzani’s inauguration ceremony

— Mahmood Nashat (@mahmood_nashat) June 10, 2019