PM Barzani: Kurdistan ‘cradle of coexistence’, post IS stage to be harder

PM Barzani: Kurdistan ‘cradle of coexistence’, post IS stage to be harder

Waar, Duhok:

Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani described on Tuesday Kurdistan as “the cradle of coexistence” where different ethnicities and religious groups live in peace and harmony.

“The policy of the KRG as well as the support of our allies have made Kurdistan a cradle for coexistence, making different ethnicities and religious groups feel they are home,” Barzani said during a conference on tolerance in Erbil.

Nechirvan Barzani’s comments came as the fight against IS continues, especially in Mosul where an offensive has been underway to retake the city from the terrorist group after more than two years of occupation.

The Mosul offensive has so far displaced thousands of civilians to Kurdistan Region.

Premier Barzani highlighted the coming stage, which will be the post-IS stage, would be much harder than the ongoing operation, as a political unrest in the city is expected once it is liberated

“Liberating Mosul is much easier than the later process of administrating the city, but unfortunately, so far no serious intentions and realistic views have been shown for these realities,” Barzani stated.

“Oppositely, there is some ignorance that makes post-IS Mosul not less dangerous than the presence of IS in the city,” he continued.

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