In an interview with Rudaw, Armin Laschet, deputy chairman of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) said the Kurdish participation at the Munich Security Conference is very important where the Kurds can speak to the rest of the world about their policies and the situation in the Kurdistan Region.
“We have to stabilize the Kurdistan Region. We have to help Mr. Barzani, the Kurdish government, to have a secure region in Iraq,” Laschet said.
He added that his government and the rest of Europe “can give money to make sure refugees can live in Kurdistan, that they can have education and food and all human needs.”
Laschet added that “Germany can help the Kurdish fighters because they are active against ISIS. Against the jihadist terrorists. They need our support.”
“It is important for the whole world what the Peshmerga are doing and we have to support them,” he said.
On the question of Kurdistan’s plan for an independence referendum he said that it “is something that should be decided with Iraq and in Kurdistan.
“But our position is we need a strong Kurdish government in this area and peace and freedom. The Kurdish people have a lot of friends in Germany and in Europe.”