ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani has congratulated Sheikh Ali Baba Sheikh on his appointment as the new Yezidi spiritual leader.
Barzani's office said in a statement that the Kurdish president on Saturday held a phone call with Baba Sheikh and wished him success in his new role.
"The President also reiterated his full support for the Yezidi compatriots," the statement added.
Barzani further reminded that Baba Sheikh's service is a religious and spiritual duty, thus there should be no political influence to affect his religious duties.
The Yezidi spiritual leader, in return, thanked Barzani and hoped that the Kurdistan Region will continue to help the Yezidis.