ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani released a statement on Kurdish New Year occasion on Monday in which he stressed on the unity of the Kurdish factions in Kurdistan Region, urging them to put aside the trivial factors that drive them apart.
"The Kurdish Year 2716 comes to a close. It was a challenging year anchored by the bravery of our selfless, united Peshmerga and the enduring spirit of the people of Kurdistan," Barzani said.
The Chancellor hopes "the New Year unites Kurdistan's divided political factions, noting that this is possible "if we accentuate the things that bring us together than trivial factors that drive us apart."
He further said "we are bound together by shared ideals for the future of our people. These ideals are rooted in the struggle against injustice. It's the culmination of the journey underpinned by the Peshmerga sacrifices and martyrs from the Anfal campaign and genocides."
Barzani expressed his confidence about Kurdistan's future, arguing that despite the differences he takes "comfort in our shared conviction for Kurdistan's independence."
"We are Kurds first, and that should remain the unifying force," he continued.
The senior Kurdish official concluded his statement by wishing a Happy New Year to all political parties as well as the brave men and women keeping Kurdistan safe throughout the festivities.