Statement by Foreign Minister Gabriel on the death of Jalal Talabani

Press release

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement on Tuesday (3 October) on the death of Jalal Talabani:

I was saddened to learn of the death of former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. As President, Jalal Talabani rendered his country great service during a difficult period in Iraq’s history. He had been receiving medical treatment in Germany. I would like to express my profound sympathy to the people of Iraq. My thoughts are with Jalal Talabani’s family.