Kurdistan Regional Government
FRI, 25 JUL 2014 21:21 Erbil, GMT +3

President Barzani sends Christmas greetings, offers protection to displaced Christians

SAT, 25 DEC 2010 14:36 | KRP.org

Salahaddin, Kurdistan Region-Iraq (KRP.org) – President Masoud Barzani sent Christmas greetings and good wishes to Christians in Kurdistan, in Iraq and around the world, and wished them peace and prosperity in 2011.

In a statement released today, the President also called on the federal Iraqi government to do more to protect the Christian community.

“I would like to reiterate the importance of peaceful co-existence and religious tolerance in Iraq and call on the federal government to make the protection of Christians and religious sites a priority. We will always defend the rights of the Christian community and we repeat that the Kurdistan Region is open to embrace the displaced Christians,” said the President in the statement.