Kurdistan Regional Government
FRI, 20 APR 2018 23:03 Erbil, GMT +3

Prime Minister Barzani receives condolences from Iraqi and world leaders

MON, 9 APR 2018 19:40 | KRG Cabinet

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received condolences from Iraqi and world leaders, following the passing of his brother, Dilovan Idris Barzani.

Leaders from Baghdad attended the funeral ceremony, including President of the Republic of Iraq Fuad Masum, former Iraqi Prime Minister and former Vice President Ayad Allawi, representatives of Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, Secretary-General of the Iraqi Council of Ministers Mahdi Al-Alak, former Iraqi Vice President Adil Abdulmahdi, and representatives of Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi offered his condolences in a telephone call. Vice President of the Republic of Iraq Osama Al-Nujaifi, and head of the Iraqi National Wisdom Movement Ammar al-Hakim also expressed their condolences.

The Speaker of Iraqi Parliament, Salim Al-Jibouri, visited Erbil and presented his condolences.

A delegation of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, headed by Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Al-Mawla, also visited Prime Minister Barzani and presented their condolences.

His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan sent a message, presenting his condolences to Prime Minister Barzani.

Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Al Safadi, also sent message of condolences.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas presented his condolences in a message to Prime Minister Barzani.

President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered his condolences to Prime Minister Barzani via a telephone call. President Erdogan said he shared the sadness of the Barzani family and expressed hope the passing of Dilovan Barzani is their final tragic loss.

Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim, former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, also called Prime Minister Barzani and presented their condolences.

A delegation of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party, HDP, visited Prime Minister Barzani and presented their condolences.

In a message, the U.S. State Department extended the U.S. Government condolences to Prime Minister Barzani.

Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif, presented his condolences in a telephone call to Prime Minister Barzani.

Major General Qasem Soleimani, commander of Quds Force of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Gard Corp, also presented his condolences via a telephone call.

Prime Minister Barzani also received messages of condolences from the Government of The Netherlands, U.N. Representative of the Secretary-General Ján Kubiš, British Secretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Brett McGurk, European Union Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua, former US Ambassador to Iraq and the United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad, Turkey’s Ambassador to the UN Feridun Sinirlioğlu, UNHCR representative in Iraq Bruno Guido, British Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman, Kuwait Ambassador to Iraq Salim Al-Zamanan, Russian Ambassador to Iraq Maksim Maksimov, South Korean Ambassador to Iraq Song Woong Yeob, Czech Republic Ambassador to Iraq Jan Vyčítal, Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Iraq, Major General (Rtd) Niranjan Asoka Ranasinghe, German Embassy in Baghdad and Armenian Ambassador to Iraq Karen Grigorian.
Heads of foreign diplomatic missions, representatives of international organizations and international coalition forces in the Kurdistan Region, representatives of the Kurdistan political parties and figures, and thousands of citizens also attended the funeral ceremony, which lasted three days.

On Monday 2 April, Dilovan Idris Barzani died by heart attack at the age of 51.