“Main problem of the Middle East is due to the structure of the state of Iraq and the deep mistrust among communities and the political parties,” said Masrour Barzani upon receiving the United Nation’s Secretary General Special Representative to Iraq Jan Kubis and his accompanying delegation on Thursday.
The Special Representative thanked the people and the Government of the Kurdistan Region for hosting the large number of internally displaced people and refugees. He also appreciated the cooperation between UN and the KRG. He touched upon the current political process in Iraq, the reform attempts by Iraqi Prime Minister and the regional problems and complexities. “My visit to Kurdistan is to discuss things with the leadership of Kurdistan Region as you are part of the solution and an example in the area.”
On his part, the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council reminded the delegation of Iraq’s and Middle East problematic past and said that the “Main problem of the Middle East is due to the structure of the state of Iraq and the deep mistrust among communities and the political parties. Therefore an unconventional way has to be tried on how to bring together all these components because the people have not been asked when their borders were drawn. The international community needs to play a more active role for this purpose and should practice a modern policy with regards.”
About the Iraqi PM announced reform campaign, Masrour Barzani said that those steps should be in coordination and collaboration with the other communities. “Economic reform cannot be on the expense of political reform; both should be interconnected in order to prevent the gaps and differences to further deepen.”
Masrour Barzani also briefed the UN delegation on the political process in the Kurdistan Region and the war against ISIS terrorists as well as the large number of IDPs and refugees. “The current mode in the Kurdistan Region is an example of the maturity of the democratic process in the Region,” said Masrour Barzani, emphasizing that there difference opinions of the different issues. “Going back to the people’s opinion is the best option for resolving the differences and is more democratic,” he said, hoping for the political parties to reach an agreement. “The competition between the political parties has not affected the frontlines of war against ISIS. The Peshmarga forces and security forces are unitedly and jointly continuing their duties.”