ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani released a statement on Monday on the Kurdish new year [Nawroz] occasion in which he asks the people of Kurdistan Region to have hopes that their perseverance will turn out well.
Barzani extended his congratulations to the people of Kurdistan and wished all Kurdistan entities a prosperous year.
Despite being the month of victories and distresses for Kurds, March and Nawroz represent the symbol of defeating prosecution, Barzani said, stressing that "struggles and sacrifices bear fruits."
Barzani expressed that the tremendous sacrifices and endurance of the Kurdistan people throughout the challenging phases for defending their existence and identity need to result in the sovereignty of the Kurdistan Region.
"This [sovereignty] is the best answer and utmost loyalty to the martyrs' blood and the nation's sacrifice," Barzani said.
Barzani also made a reference to the culture of tolerance and coexistence in the Kurdistan Region and the bravery of the Peshmerga, noting that world takes pride in the Kurdistan people.