Regional President: The Sinjar agreement will be a reason to restore confidence with Baghdad, and we hope for other steps


Time: 10/10/2020 00:17:15

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The President of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, announced on Friday that he looks forward to positivity and optimism for the agreement to normalize the situation in Sinjar between the federal government and the Kurdistan region.

Barzani said in a statement, “We look positively and optimistically to the agreement held today between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to normalize the situation in Sinjar, and we commend the two delegations negotiating the two sides for the success of the talks and reaching an agreement, and this work is the result of a sense of responsibility and joint action between the parties concerned.” 

He continued: “We extend our thanks, appreciation and special greetings to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, who played a prominent, influential and supportive role for the success of the negotiations and reaching this agreement, and we also thank the support and participation of Jenin Plasschaert, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq and her efforts to reach an agreement, and we also thank all the parties that helped It cooperated in this regard. ” 

He went on to say, “This agreement is a correct national step in the interest of all the country, and it will be a reason to rebuild and strengthen confidence between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, and we hope that other steps will be followed to address all the pending differences between the two sides and a dignified, safe and free return from obstacles for the Yazidi sisters and brothers and all of the people.” Sinjar and achieving stability and reconstruction for the region. ” 

Barzani called for “commitment to implementing the agreement, and we also call on our international partners to provide assistance in reconstructing Sinjar and the region and rehabilitating the infrastructure, which brings security, stability and social peace, and deepening coexistence and tolerance among the components.”

The federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government announced Friday evening a joint agreement on normalizing the situation in the Sinjar district of Nineveh Governorate.

The agreement includes, according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office, “restoring stability in the Sinjar district, many administrative, security and service points. The administrative aspect is agreed upon with the Kurdistan Regional Government and Nineveh Governorate, taking into consideration the demands of the people of the judiciary.”

The statement added, “Everything that is security falls within the scope and powers of the federal government in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government, and the service side will be the responsibility of a joint committee between the federal government, the regional government and Nineveh Governorate.”

In his comment on the agreement, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi affirmed that “it would accelerate and facilitate the return of the displaced to the judiciary,” stressing that “the federal government, in coordination with the regional government, will play its primary role in order to properly implement the agreement, to ensure its success, in cooperation with the people of Sinjar first, and he also stressed the government’s keenness and seriousness for Sinjar to be free of armed groups, whether local or from outside the borders.

While the mayor of Sinjar district in Nineveh province, Mahma Khalil, confirmed to the Euphrates News that the agreement includes removing the PKK forces from the judiciary.

As for the president of the regional government, Masrour Barzani, he said, “The agreement will be the beginning of the implementation of Article 140 of the constitution,” he said.

Ammar Al-Masoudi

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  1. As for the president of the regional government, Masrour Barzani, he said, “The agreement will be the beginning of the implementation of Article 140 of the constitution,” he said.

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