The IKDP congress is attended by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has recently been assigned to form Iraq's new government, as well as Massoud Barzani, head of the regional adminstration in Iraq's north.
Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Deputy Chairman Mesut Deger, Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) lawmakers Bengi Yildiz and Hamti Geylani are also attending the IKDP congress.
's strategy was four-fold: development of industrial and commercial properties and public buildings; the provision of restoration grants for building improvements; enhancement of major streets; and a dynamic community development programme.
Attending the congress of the IKDP in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, Celik said the event was important in the sense that it highlighted relations between the regional administration and the government in Baghdad.
Celik said he held a brief meeting with IKDP Chairman Massoud Barzani, adding that he would meet the Iraqi Kurdish leader again to launch projects to develop relations between the AK Party and the IKDP.
We are committed to build a common future and I believe that the IKDP
leadership share this goal as well.