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Masoud Barzani welcomes French initiative on Syria, expresses concern for future of Kurds

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Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) President Masoud Barzani has welcomed France’s initiative to begin talks with Syria’s leadership but called on Paris to consider the future of the Syrian Kurds.

Barzani made the comments during a meeting on Wednesday with Olivier Decottignies, the new French Consul General to Erbil.

“President Barzani expressed support for the initiative by [French] President Emmanuel Macron on Syria and conveyed his concerns and observations to Decottignies and his accompanying delegation] about the situation and future of the Kurdish people in Syria,” a statement on the KDP leader’s website read.

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