Baghdad, 19 May 2017 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, extends his deepest condolences on the passing of Gorran Leader Nawshirwan Mustafa, a historic political personality for the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
“Mr. Nawshirwan Mustafa is remembered as a critically important pro-reform, pro-democracy leader who has energized the political landscape in Kurdistan Region of Iraq and galvanized the people with his political vision,” Mr. Kubiš said.
“The United Nations in Iraq is saddened by the passing of such a historic personality, particularly at this crucial phase in the political life of Iraq and Kurdistan Region of Iraq. His loss will be strongly felt but his legacy will live on. We wish to express our deepest condolences to Mr. Mustafa’s family, the Gorran Movement, the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the people of Iraq.”
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