Masoud Barzani congratulates France’s Macron on electoral victory
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) President Masoud Barzani congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron on his reelection early Monday.
“I wish the people of France all the best,” Barzani tweeted. “My sincere hope is that the staunch friendship between the peoples of Kurdistan and France will remain strong.”
Congratulations to @EmmanuelMacron for getting re-elected as the President of France. I wish the people of France all the best. My sincere hope is that the staunch friendship between the peoples of Kurdistan and France will remain strong.— Masoud Barzani (@masoud_barzani) April 24, 2022
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani also congratulated Macron on his reelection.
The Kurdistan Region and France have long enjoyed close political and economic ties spanning decades.
Macron paid an official visit to the Kurdistan Region last year, where he was warmly welcomed by the Kurdish leadership, including Masoud Barzani.
Macron previously received Masoud Barzani at Elysée, the French presidential palace, when he was president of the Kurdistan Region.
Macron secured at least 58.6 percent of the votes in the second round of the election against his far-right rival Marie Le Pen, who won 41.4 percent.
The reelected French leader received numerous congratulatory messages from France’s European and Middle Eastern allies.