Kurdistan success story in Washington:
Kurdistan success story in Washington: Search oil issues and abide by the constitution and relations with Turkey and the situation of Syrian refugees
Published 10/04/2013 11:56 AM
Arbil – “arenas of Liberation”
On the first day of his meetings and meetings in the United States of America, Kurdistan delegation held a meeting with advisers KRG Representation in Washington with the aim of clarifying the views and position of the Kurdish political leadership on a number of important issues.
During the meeting, they put the goals of the visit of a delegation territory to the United States of America and the themes to be discussed by the delegation with U.S. officials and intellectual institutions and strategic centers.
KRG delegation included both d. Fuad Hussein, President Barzani’s Chief and Ashti Hawrami, minister of natural resources and Falah Mustafa head of foreign relations and Qubad Talabani Department official coordination and follow-up.
On the same day organized George Washington University seminar, Dr. Fuad Hussein, and during the seminar which was attended by Falah Mustafa and Qubad Talabani and a number of university professors, the president of the Presidium of the Kurdistan region in detail about the history of the people of Kurdistan and the stages of the Kurdish revolution and the sacrifices made by the Kurdish people to gain rights fair.
He also spoke about the tragedies and disasters suffered by the Kurdish people, at the same time touched the resistance of the Kurdish people and the sacrifices of the people throughout history, revolution and liberation, and then talked about the spring of 1991 uprising and the formation of a parliament and the Kurdistan Regional Government. Then highlighted Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and in this aspect urges position Kurdish political leadership in the formulation of the Constitution and the success of the political process and the application of the principle of federalism and democracy in Iraq, then highlighted the deterioration of relations between Erbil and Baghdad and crises immediate which are an obstacle to the political process in Iraq .
Regarding the Kurdistan region, said Fouad Hussein that the Kurdistan region has managed to take positive steps in all fields, in the political side there freedom and democratic principles and the protection of individual rights and human rights, and in strengthening the infrastructure and service projects there offering fast and noticeable witnessed the region, and in the economic side seeks region to encourage the free market and the private sector, domestic and foreign investment to participate along with the government in the development and prosperity of the Kurdistan region in various fields.
This reviewed Fuad Hussein, during the symposium KRG’s position on issues and crisis between Erbil and Baghdad and the current situation on the Syrian arena and the latest developments in the region.
In the context of the seminar asked the audience a number of questions relating to oil and abide by the constitution and relations between the Kurdistan Region and Turkey and other neighboring countries and the situation of Syrian refugees and investment opportunities in the Kurdistan region on the delegation of the Kurdistan region, where he answered these questions in detail each of the d. Fuad Hussein, Falah Mustafa, Qubad Talabani.
On the same day systems Hudson Institute open dialogue delegation Kurdistan region, in the presence of David Pollack of the Washington Institute for Policy Far East, and Kinnib Pollack of the Brookings Institution, and Gonul Tol of the Middle East Institute, and John Hannah from the Institute for Defense of Democracies, and Kenb Katzman of (CRS ) and Helen Laipson of the Stimson Center and Irina Sargsyan of the Brookings Institution and Nabi Shulsky, Lewis Libby and Eric Brown and David Ernest of the Hudson Institute and Josh Jacobs Institute for Gulf Affairs.
And highlighted each of the d. Fuad Hussein, Falah Mustafa, Qubad Talabani through dialogue light on the Iraqi political crisis and its impact on the daily life of the citizens in general and efforts and endeavors to end this crisis. In this context, explained the delegation of the Kurdistan Region that the only solution to overcome this crisis and to address all the problems does not come only through dialogue and commitment to the Constitution and the agreements concluded in advance.
At the same time the delegation spoke about the position of the latter to the President of the Kurdistan region, the parties and the Kurdish political parties regarding the worsening of the situation and not to listen Baghdad demands and rights of citizens in the Kurdistan region.
Region delegation also spoke about relations between Kurdistan and Turkey and the efforts of the peace process between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Turkey and the desire of both parties to resolve the Kurdish issue through dialogue.
The delegation also expressed the desire of the Kurdistan region to find out what this was for the United States of America programs, plans or strategy in the Middle East. What is the role of the United States of America in dealing with crises and support for democracy and human rights in Iraq and the Middle East.
Then delegation visited the Kurdistan region, which included both d. Fuad Hussein, chief of the Office of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region Falah Mustafa, head of the Foreign Relations Department official Qubad Talabani Department coordination and follow-up, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and During the visit, they discussed the importance of relationships and raise the prospects of cooperation between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Kurdistan region.
And Falah Mustafa expressed his happiness to the level of trade and economic relations between the Kurdistan region and corporate America, and said: “that the Kurdistan region is seen to foreign companies as a true partner.” And highlighted those aspects that the two sides could work out for the development of economic relations and trade and investment between the Kurdistan region and the United States of America.
This was expressed officials of the American Chamber of Commerce expressed their happiness to visit the delegation of the Kurdistan region and stressed the importance of economic and trade relations with the Kurdistan region, also expressed their willingness to encourage American companies to better participate in the reconstruction process in the Kurdistan region.
As part of its activities with the press and media of America conducted a quarterly magazine Koncris met with Falah Mustafa on the situation in Iraq in general and the progress witnessed by the Kurdistan region and the stability of the security situation in the region and the Syrian crisis and the latest developments and the political developments in the region.
On the same day Systems Center Atlantic Cansel seminar Dr. Ashti Hawrami, Minister of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan region. The symposium was attended by more than 200 political figures and specialists and experts in the field of oil, investors and business owners. The Minister of Natural Resources scientific research on the policy of the Kurdistan Regional Government on the development of natural resources and the establishment and strengthening of the oil and energy sector.
Hawrami spoke scientifically all issues related to how research and exploration, extraction and export of oil in the Kurdistan region. And occur at the same time for the legal and constitutional aspects taken by the Kurdistan Regional Government in this area under the rights granted by the constitution of the Kurdistan region.
The drastically in Otlatnik center of Cansel to experts and specialists in the field of Oil, a policy of the Kurdistan Regional Government on the development of the oil sector, said: “Depending on the Iraqi constitution will continue in our steps, and we will develop and strengthen this sector.”
On the evening of the same day stayed Atlantic Center a dinner banquet Cansel in honor of the delegation of the Kurdistan region. During the ceremony the evening which was attended by General James Jones, Chairman U.S. trade and the Kurdistan Region and Jennifer Alto and Maria Pica Foundation Chevron and Mark Parris board member Jnl Energy and Henrik to Algiuran director of the Center Atlantic Cansel and James Jeffrey, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and a number of workers, political figures and American businessmen, made a number of words, At the outset of decrees occur Ashti Hawrami, minister of natural resources for the position of the Kurdistan Regional Government on the problems and obstacles that hinder the process of extraction and export of oil between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Government of Iraq federal, and in this aspect explained all the legal aspects of the policy of Oil, followed by the Kurdistan Regional Government .
Then spoke Fuad Hussein, President of the Presidium of the region about the situation in Kurdistan and Iraq crisis and the problems facing the political process in Iraq and explained the position of the Kurdistan region and calling efforts to address the problems and end the crisis that is deteriorating day after day.
Then spoke Falah Mustafa Head of Foreign Relations for a policy of openness to the outside world pursued by the Kurdistan region and cope with the international community, and in the same context spoke about the level of relations Kurdistan region with the countries of the world, and said: “I have seen relationships Kurdistan Region with the world advanced rapidly and there visits continuous for senior officials to the Kurdistan region and this is evidence to the attention of the international community in building bilateral relations with the Kurdistan Region. ”
Then praised U.S. officials the progress witnessed by the Kurdistan region, peaceful coexistence and stabilizing the security situation in the region, which now replace the pride of all, as highlighted on the stage of the ten years that followed the liberation of Iraq and in this aspect praised experience Kurdistan region and that can USA considered as a success story.