PUK President Bafel Jalal and other PUK leaders at the ceremony for unification of urdistan Veterans Organizations and the Committee for the Advocacy of Veteran Organizations of the PUK in Sulaimani, Kurdistan region on January 14, 2023.
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The two Kurdish Veteran Associations merged in the presence of PUK President Bafel Jalal Talabani.
Today, the reunification Ceremony of Kurdistan Veterans Organizations and the Committee for the Advocacy of Veteran Organizations of the PUK was held at Shazad Saib Hall at the headquarters of the Political Bureau.
PUK politburo and leadership council members attended the unification, and President Bafel Jalal Talabani congratulated the two groups for forming a more robust and effective front to defend the veterans' rights, lives, and welfare of Peshmergas.
President Talabani highlighted the role of political prisoners and strugglers. The president was referring to Kurdish revolutionaries imprisoned by the Baathist regime.
You have been a strong pillar of the new struggle and revolution, and your history will be written with pride. We have not forgotten your hard work and sacrifices.
"With your support and unwavering strength, we will continue the wise and national policy of President Mam Jalal and protect the unity within the PUK as our eyes," President Talabani told the audience in the unification ceremony.