PKK planning to open trade route between Rojava and Iraq

(BasNews) Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) is planning to open a trade route with Iraq, according to a party’s advisor.

Sehanok Dibo, a PKK senior advisor in Rojava, told his party’s official media that Rojava Kurds are willing to establish relations with the Iraqi government after the Iraq-Syria border is cleared from the Islamic State (IS).

Cooperation and relations with Iraq are of immense importance to the stability and security of Iraq and Rojava, Dibo said, arguing that “Baghdad is important to us.”

Democratic Union Party (PYD), PKK’s offshoot in Syria, has brought road construction equipment to the Syria-Iraq border, aiming to open a route between Rojava and Hashd al-Shaabi forces for trade purposes.

An agreement is likely to have been made between PKK and Hashd al-Shaabi on the move.

Hashd al-Shaabi forces managed, in coordination with the PKK forces in Sinjar, to reach the Iraq-Syria border through the Yezidi areas in western Nineveh province.