KRG Poland News
  • Hanaa Edwar awarded with The Polish Prize of Sérgio Vieira de Mello

    On October 26, in Krakow took place award ceremony of “The Polish Prize of Sérgio Vieira de Mello, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights” . The event was held under honorary patronage of Ambassador of Brazil to Poland, Ambassador of Sweden to Poland and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The prize is awarded annually to persons and non-governmental organizations for their activities enhancing peaceful co-existence and cooperation of communities, religions and cultures.

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  • Ziyad Raoof’ opening speech at IX MENA Conference Between East and West- Middle East laboratory

    On October 18 at the university Collegium Civitas in Warsaw took place 9th edition of the  Conference “Between East and West- Middle East laboratory”. Opening speeches were given by Ziyad Raoof- KRG Representative in Poland and Mahmoud Khalifa- Ambassador of Palestine in Poland. Later there were 4 discussion panels: “contemporary threats- between East and West”, “MENA Security or Human Rights”, “Laboratory of North and Middle East Africa- geopolitics”, “Contemporary Security Threats in Asia”.

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  • Poland provides Kurdistan with its rich experience in the field of protection of evidence of genocide

    Delegation from KRG Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs has just visited Poland. The delegation consisted of employees of the ministry and Directors of Halabja Monument and Peace Museum and Anfal Monument. The visit is the result of many years of efforts made by the KRG Representation in Poland, so that the Kurdish side would benefit from the experience of Poland, and especially the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, in the protection of evidence of genocide. Delegation from the Ministry was welcomed in Poland by KRG Representative Ziyad Raoof.

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  • Statement on the occasion of the first anniversary of attack on Kirkuk and so called ‘disputed territories’

    Today we mark a sad anniversary in Kurdistan Region. On October 16, 2017 Iraqi army and shia militia Hashd Shaabi with a support of neighboring countries invaded and annexed Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu, Khanaqin and so called ‘disputed territories’. It was retaliation for independence referendum on September 25, 2017, when 92% voted in favor of independence of Kurdistan Region.

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Kurdistan News
  • Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

    Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a senior delegation headed by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan.

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  • Prime Minister Barzani receives Germany’s Defense Minister

    Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s Defense Minister, and a senior delegation from Bundestag Defense Committee, including parliamentarians from different parties.

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  • Prime Minister Barzani meets Prime Minister Rutte

    Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met Dutch Prime Minister, Mr. Mark Rutte, in The Hague. Prime Minister Barzani highlighted the relationship between the Kurdistan Region and the Netherlands as well as the Dutch government’s assistance to the people of Iraqi Kurdistan since the mid-1970s, when it received a number of refugees from Iraqi Kurdistan. He also highlighted the Dutch humanitarian and military aid to the Peshmarga in the fight against the ISIS terrorist organisation.

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  • Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

    President Putin expressed his willingness to further develop bilateral relations, particularly in the economic and energy fields.

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Visit Kurdistan
  • Visit Kurdistan

    Distance between cities

    • Erbil to Slemani – 170 km, approx. three hour drive
    • Erbil to Dohuk – 245 km, approx. three hour drive
    • Dohuk to Slemani – 340 km, approx. five hour drive

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  • Prime Minister Barzani and Iranian Minister of Trade discuss economic relations

    Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade, Dr. Mohammad Shariatmadari and his accompanying delegation, which included Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Iraj Masjedi, Tehran’s governor, Mr. Moghimi, Urmia’s governor, Mr. Shahriari, the head of Iraqi and Iranian Trade Development, Mr. Danayi Far and representatives of Chambers of Commerce from several Iranian provinces. The meeting was also attended by Kurdistan Regional Government Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani.

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  • Prime Minister Barzani receives Saudi delegation

    On July 24, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including President of the Chambers of Commerce of Saudi Arabia Dr. Sami bin Abdullah Al-Obaidi, Saudi Ambassador to Iraq Abdulaziz al-Shammari, Saudi Consul General to the Kurdistan Region Mansour Faisal al-Otaibi and a number of officials and members of Saudi Chambers of Commerce.

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  • Minister Falah Mustafa received United States-Kurdistan Business Council delegation

    Erbil, Kurdistan Region – KRG Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa on December 13, 2016 received representatives of 30 U.S companies, led by the U.S-Kurdistan Business Council (USKBC), to discuss investment opportunities and latest developments. Read more

  • Deputy Prime Minister outlines KRG’s reform initiatives

    Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq – Kurdistan Region Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani outlined his government’s reform initiatives during speech on Monday. Read more