Iraqi President Barham Salih stressed on Tuesday the
need to urgently facilitate the return of displaced persons to their homes and to
provide them with services.
This came during Salih's meeting with the representative of the Baba Sheikh, the spiritual leader of the Yazidi religion in Iraq and the world, as well as a delegation of prominent political, social and religious figures at al-Salam Palace in Baghdad, a presidential statement said.
Salih stressed, according to the statement, the importance of peaceful co-existence among all components of the Iraqi people, as well as the need to start a new stage dominated by love and harmony after ISIS was defeated, the statement added.
"Most of the displaced areas need a joint effort by the federal government and local governments, as well as cooperation of people in order to provide [them with] their essential needs, and to bring life back to these areas" Salih said.
He also affirmed the need to work on returning the Iraqi Yazidi abductees in Sinjar as part of their rights.
Salih praised the "sacrifices" made by the Yazidi people in the face of ISIS, referring to the heroic stories that the world has come to know about, especially after Yazidi activist Nadia Murad received the Nobel Peace Prize.
For their part, the members of the delegation stressed the adherence of the Yazidis to their homeland, to live together with the rest of their brothers, and to contribute to building a new Iraq, which is home for all components.