The Kurdistan Regional Government issued the statement below to express its deepest sorrow for the news of the passing of Dr. Firsat Sofi, Governor of Erbil.
The Kurdistan Regional Government is deeply saddened by the untimely death of Dr. Firsat Sofi. On this sad day, we extend our deepest condolences to his family, the people of Kurdistan and the Province of Erbil.
Dr. Firsat was a humble patriot and a dutiful public servant, who faithfully carried out his duties as Governor of Erbil and worked tirelessly in his service to the public.
Dr. Firsat will be repatriated to the Kurdistan Region on Thursday and will be laid to rest in the city of Erbil. A ceremony will be held at the Erbil International Airport, where the President of the Kurdistan Region, the Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, various Ministers, Parliamentarians, party representatives, and other dignitaries will pay tribute to his outstanding public service. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace.