ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The second-largest party in the Kurdistan Region will participate in the new regional government based on joint partnership and decision making, the party announced on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, under the supervision of Kosrat Rasool Ali, the first Deputy Secretary-General of the party, the PUK held a meeting in Sulaimani with Barham Salih, the second deputy and currently the president of Iraq.
In the meeting, they discussed “the current situation in Kurdistan, the formation of the new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet, and highlighted the ongoing talks between the PUK, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), and other parties regarding the new government,” the PUK said in a statement following the meeting.
“PUK will participate in the government’s new cabinet with a real partnership, joint decision-making, and joint responsibilities,” it added.
The party also decided to hold a PUK Leadership Council meeting on Saturday to discuss different topics related to the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
They highlighted the importance of investing in the sectors of education, agriculture, construction, stability, security, and re-boosting the Region’s economy. The PUK also emphasized the need for unity among the Kurdish political parties in the new government.
Over the past few years, the party has experienced critical internal divisions among its leadership and has failed to hold its party congress.
Following the Kurdistan Region’s Sept. 30 parliamentary election, the PUK came out as the second-largest party with 21 seats, after the leading KDP that won 45 seats out of a total 111.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany