Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, sent a congratulatory letter to the former President, Jalal Talabani, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). His Eminence pointed out that Iraq and Kurdistan are facing fierce attack trying to rob the people all the achievements they made by the blood of martyrs and tournaments of fighters for their freedom. Thus, he called, in this phase, for solidarity, cohesion and for rooting the Kurdish-Arab brotherhood and protecting Kurdistan in a federal democratic unified Iraq.
This came in a telegram sent by His Eminence to Mr. Jalal, on Monday, June 1, 2015.
His Eminence stressed that the alliance of the Supreme Council with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will remain deep rooted and the efforts will continue to deepen the citizens’ relationship and ensure all Iraqis’ rights, by citing the positions of Imam Muhsin al-Hakim, the Martyr of the Niche and Aziz of Iraq in deepening the Arab-Kurdish relationship.
 
His Eminence praised the significant role of Mam Jalal and his leadership of the Patriotic Union, considering the declaration of the foundation of the Union Party from the capital Damascus as a proof of the common unity and destiny depth. He also praised the Patriotic Union achievements with the Iraqi national forces of Kurdistan and Iraq, described Mr. Talabani as the title of patience and perseverance and the bridge of communication between the brothers of the nation and noted that Mr. Talabani’s path was full of achievements; surpassing difficulties wisely.