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Firsat Sofi’s Death “a Great Loss for KRG”: PM Barzani

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani offered condolences on the passing of Erbil Governor Firsat Sofi on Wednesday, saying it is a great loss for his government.

PM Barzani highlighted Sofi’s contribution to the decades-long of efforts for a prosperous Kurdistan, and stated that the late Erbil governor served his nation sincerely.

“I have been closely aware of his loyalty, dedication, and competencies in serving the city of Erbil and the Kurdistan Region,” Barzani added.

Sofi had tested positive for COVID-19 in late October, and he was taken under intensive care at a hospital in Ankara, Turkey.

Erbil mayor told BasNews earlier today that Sofi had succumbed to the virus and his body will soon be brought home for burial. Source