ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Support for peace and security in the region led discussions in a meeting on Sunday between Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and a delegation of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) from Turkey.
Prime Minister Barzani received the HDP delegation – headed by the party’s co-chair Sezai Temelli – at his office in the Kurdistan Region capital of Erbil.
In the meeting, Temelli congratulated Barzani for his new role and responsibilities as the Kurdistan Region prime minister, “and hoped the KRG [would] play its part in securing peace in the region,” a statement on the KRG website read.
“The achievements of the Kurdistan Region must be protected,” the HDP co-chair added, according to the statement.
For his part, Prime Minister Barzani asserted that war and destruction do not serve any purpose nor are they in the interest of anyone. The Kurdish leader pledged to support “efforts aimed at ensuring peace, stability, and security in the region.”
“A strong democratic process and peaceful talks are the best way to resolve any matter,” Prime Minister Barzani noted.
Earlier on Sunday, the HDP delegation met with KRG President Nechirvan Barzani, and are expected to sit with several other political entities in the coming days to discuss the latest developments in the region.
HDP members arrived in Erbil on Saturday and met with Masoud Barzani, President of the leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).