Kurdish Response The most senior YPG economic advisor, Azan Jaziri, has responded to the offers of investment from the Zhen Board of Revenues with pleasure. Jaziri stated: "We thank the Zhen for their offers of investment and once we have properly set up the Ministry of Industry & Agriculture we assure Sinopec, Sinofert and ZhenCo that their projects will be approved, though we must stress that Sinopec, or any other petroleum company, will never be granted exploration rights or the right to extract crude oil from Kurdistan. We thank the Zhen Board of Revenues for their faith in the People's Republic and the Revolution, and I am sure we will continue to be firm partners for years to come."
Detailed economic policy for the new government has not yet been released, but Jaziri, a leading Kurdish economist forced into hiding by the regime due to socialist sympathies, is expected to assume a leading role, along with representatives from the current Kurdish Socialist Party and the YPG. The YPG have been pressured to support land redistribution and private ownership for the poor locals, as their support base is amongst rural poor farmers. This may temper some of the more collectivist ambitions of some leading intellectuals on the Kurdish left.