KRG calls for Conference on Reconstruction of Shingal

The Kurdistan Regional Government has hosted a special session for the KRG Minister of Interior and Mayor of Shingal to brief diplomats and representatives of UN agencies and INGOs based in Erbil on the needs of the city.

At the outset of the meeting, Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of KRG Foreign Relations called for a moment of silence to show respect for the victims of the atrocities committed against the Yezidi Kurds by the ISIS terrorists.

Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of KRG Foreign Relations, thanked diplomats and representatives of UN agencies and INGOs for attending the meeting. Minister Mustafa thanked the US-led Coalition for the support provided to Peshmerga forces in the liberation of Shingal. He stated that “Liberation of Shingal was very important to the people of Kurdistan and the civilized world.

The ISIS terrorists have committed grave crimes in Syria and Iraq but the most barbaric and heinous crimes were committed in Shingal. ISIS committed another Anfal against Kurds in Shingal.” The Minister called for urgent support from the members of international community in the reconstruction process of the city of Shingal, as eighty percent of the city has been completely destroyed.

KRG Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Peshmerga, Mr. Karim Sinjari highlighted the role of Peshmerga forces and the contributions of the Counter-ISIS Coalition in the fight against ISIS. Minister Sinjari requeted the international community to allocate specific financial assistance to the KRG from the funds offered to the government of Iraq, to help KRG document the crimes committed against Yezidis, and to support KRG’s efforts to gain international recognition of the Yezidi genocide.

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