ERBIL — Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has sent condolences to Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani over the passing of Erbil Governor Firsat Sofi last week.
“The Kurdistan Region of Iraq lost a competent politician, and Paris has lost a valuable friend,” Hidalgo wrote in her letter.
She sent condolences to the people of Kurdistan Region, and Sofi’s family.
Firsat Sofi died last week after days of struggling with COVID-19 at a hospital in Ankara. During a massive ceremony, his body was received by Kurdistan Region president and scores of government officials and foreign representatives.