KRG Poland News

Kurdish documentary was shown at the Kraków Film Festiwal

On May 30 and June 2 in the Małopolska Garden of Art were held screenings of the Kurdish documentary “Laboratory no 2” within the frame of Krakow Film Festiwal. The documentary by Aware Omer and Idris Abdi took part in short film competition.

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Ziyad Raoof at the official opening of World Urban Forum in Katowice

KRG Representative in Poland took part in the opening session of 11th edition of the UN World Urban Forum. The event lasted from 26 to 30 June was attended by more than 20,000 delegates from all over the world: presidents, heads of international organizations, ministers, presidents of cities, scientists and urban activists.

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KRG Representative in Poland gave a speech at the International Asian Congress

On May 19, the opening panel of the International Asian Congress was held. KRG Representative in Poland Ziyad Raoof was one of the panelist along with important guests: deputy marshal of Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodeship, mayor of Toruń, representatives of Polish ministry of foreign affairs and ministry of education and diplomatic corps: ambassadors of Thailand, Malaysia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Azerbaijan, and Indonesia, first secretary of Iraqi Embassy, consuls of India, Kazakhstan and Palestine. Among representatives of diplomatic corps ambassador of Thailand- honorary guest of this edition- took the floor as first.

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Meeting with Commissioner for Human Rights

KRG Representative in Poland Ziyad Raoof met with Commissioner for Human Rights prof. Marcin Wiącek and Deputy Commissioner dr Hanna Machińska. The issues of human rights protection related to the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, as well as the ways of delivering humanitarian aid for people in detention centers and in border areas were discussed. Kurds are currently the largest group of foreigners in detention centers at the territory of Poland.

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Lubelskie Region is open to cooperation with Kurdistan Region

On September 29, KRG Representative in Poland met in Lublin with Jarosław Stawiarski- marshal of Lubelskie Region. During the meeting, the possibilities of economic, scientific and cultural cooperation were discussed. Jarosław Stawiarski emphasized that he would be happy to host Kurdistani delegations at fairs, economic events and cultural festivals taking place in the Lubelskie Region, and he is also interested in participating in similar events in Kurdistan. Ziyad Raoof noted that the two regions had similarities, like cherishing multicultural heritage, and the key role of the agricultural sector in the economy.

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