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Working Group on the Kurdish Question

Meeting of the SIMEC Working Group on the Kurdish Question, Brussels

16 March 2001

The members of the SIMEC Working Group on the Kurdish Question reviewed latest developments regarding the situation of the Kurdish people with representatives from the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, PDKI (an SI member); from the Kurdistan Democratic Party, KDP, and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK, of Iraq; and from the People’s Democracy Party, Hadep, from Turkey, at a meeting of the Group held in Brussels on 16 March, hosted by the Parti Socialiste, PS of Belgium.

The Group, whose mandate reflects the International’s commitment and engagement on matters affecting the Kurds, agreed at this meeting, among other initiatives, on the sending of a mission to Northern Iraq to evaluate at first hand the situation there, including the implementation of the Washington Agreements between the KDP and PUK and prospects for the Kurdish areas in that region. The holding of a Socialist International Conference on the Kurdish Question during 2002 was also agreed. List of Participants.



Chair of the Working Group
Conny Fredriksson(Sweden, SAP)

Socialist International
Luis Ayala

Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ

Karl Schramek

Socialist Party, PS

Etienne Godin
Hervé Parmentier
Simone Susskind

Socialist Party, PS
Karim Pakzad
Alain Chenal

Social Democratic Party of Germany, SPD

Wolfgang Weege

Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, PDKI

Khosrow Abdollahi

Democrats of the Left, DS

Gianfranco Brusasco

Social Democratic Party, SAP

Morgan Johansson

SI Secretariat
Latifa Perry


Kurdistan Democratic Party, KDP

Hoshyar Zebari
Dilshad Miran
Burhan Jaf

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK

Mohammad Ismail
Ahmed Bamarni

People’s Democracy Party, HADEP

Ahmet Türk
Sirri Sakik

Other activities

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