Nechirvan Barzani Reiterates on the Reform Process of MOPA

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 11 November 2019

President of the Kurdistan Region and Commander-in-Chief of Peshmerga Forces, Nechirvan Barzani met with the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs and Commanders of Peshmerga Forces to assess the latest developments of its reform process.

President Barzani reiterated the importance of the reform process within the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs. For this reason, President Barzani assigned relevant sides from the Kurdistan Region Presidency and the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs to establish special committees that review and follow up on the reform process and reorganise the ministerial structure and its administrative and legal affairs.

During the meeting, the necessary steps for the reform process and unifying Peshmerga forces were discussed in detail. Both sides highlighted the challenges the reform process is facing and assessed a number of suggestions.

Officials in the meeting recognized and greatly appreciated the support and backing of the International Coalition. In particular, the role of the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. It was also decided to hold periodic meetings to follow up on the progress of the reform process.

Both Vice Presidents of the Kurdistan Region, the Minister of Peshmerga Affairs and commanders of Peshmerga Forces attended the meeting.

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