ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – The Democrat Youth Community of Europe (DEMYC) held a large meeting in Erbil as a fact-finding mission and study trip under the title of “Peshmerga: An Army for Freedom and Peace.”
The meeting began on Saturday and will continue until Tuesday.
In the meeting, the DEMYC explored the challenges that face the Middle East, the conflict between the leading powers in the region, and the prosecution of Christian communities “which has reached unprecedented levels,” according to the group.
The DEMYC is the international umbrella organization of the youth wings of Christian Democratic, Conservative, and like-minded parties of Europe. It is labeled one of the strongest political youth groups in Europe.
On Sunday, the organization’s delegation led by Chairman Javier Hurtado Mira met the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani.
The parties discussed many topics including the current political and military situation in the region, the financial crisis in the Kurdistan Region, and the Islamic State (IS) war.
The Chancellor talked about the history of Kurds and Kurdish rights to the delegation.
Additionally, he called on the DEMYC to put efforts in familiarizing the people of Europe with the history of the region and correct the historical mistakes made against the Kurdish rights.
Hurtado expressed the DEMYC’s support for Kurdish rights and stated, “We are proud of Peshmerga and value their sacrifices.”
The DEMYC delegation also met the Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Foreign Relations Department Falah Mustafa on Monday.
Mustafa explained the current situation in Iraq and the bilateral ties between the Erbil and Baghdad governments.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany