The meeting of the honorable ambassador Dr. Ezzat Saad with representatives from the Iraqi Kurdish parties.
On the 16th and 20th of March 2017, ambassador Dr.Ezzat Saad has welcomed Mr. Ragaai Fayed, the manager of the Kurdish studies center in Cairo, Mr. Sherko Habeb, the head of Kurdistan Democratic Party in Cairo launched in 2002, and Dr.Yassin Raouf, president of the National Union of Kurdistan that was opened in 1997 after Galal Talbany’s visit to Cairo.
The meeting aimed at discussing possible cooperation between the two Kurdish parties and the council. Furthermore, the meeting included a discussion on the latest developments in the Kurdish case that mainly revolves around demanding independence and self-determination in addition to discussing the contributions of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces to the Iraqi forces’ battle against ISIS and the Kurdish governments’ efforts in offering aid and support to those displaced form Iraqi towns, specially the Yezidi minority in Kurdistan.
Moreover, the council emphasized the Egyptian support for the Kurdish cause that has been maintained ever since Abdel Kareem Qasem’s visit to president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1958 and the current support provided by Egypt; not only to the Kurdish government, but also to the efforts of the Iraqi government in its battle against terrorism and the willingness of the religious Egyptian institutions to spread awareness and reinforce the culture of tolerance and acceptance.