Two week visit to deepen Ezidikhan-India ties
[BAGHDAD, Iraq. January 25, 2018] – Prime Minister Waheed Mandoo Hammo and ministerial delegation today begin a two week visit to India for bi-lateral talks to promote cooperative relations between the two governments.
At the invitation of India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, the Prime Minister agreed to include in his visit members of his Governing Council and key staff. The Ezidikhan Ministerial Mission to India will meet with India’s External Affairs Minister, the Security Minister and health and education officials to discuss the reconstruction of Ezidikhan and best approaches to organize the return of Yezidi people who sought refuge in Europe and elsewhere from the violence brought by the Islamic State in 2014.
Speaking of the forthcoming ministerial talks, Prime Minister Hammo issued the following statement:
“I am optimistic that the Indian government will extend its strong support to my country Ezidikhan. My people have suffered so much over the last several years and continue to suffer from the devastating attacks from outsiders including the Islamic State, their allies and several states.”
The Ministerial Mission meets in Delhi with Indian Government ministers and travels after those meetings to Mumbai to participate in an International Indigenous Peoples Conference.