KRG Poland News

Ziyad Raoof at the meeting and discussion about Kurdistan at the University of Warsaw

On Tuesday, 12 December Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative to Poland was guest of the meeting at the University of Warsaw organized by student association “Academic Observatory Atena”. The event held in the “old library” of the University of Warsaw was attended by several dozen of participants: students, representatives of academic circles and the other guests interested in Kurdish issues.


Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative to Poland- statement on omitting the role of Peshmerga in Iraqi Prime Minister’s speech after defeating ISIS

Ladies and Gentleman,


After taking by Iraqi forces the last ISIS positions, on Saturday 9 December prime minister Haider al-Abadi delivered the special “victory speech”. Prime minister listed all armed groups that contributed to victory and congratulated them. However, he did not mentioned nary a word about Peshmerga. There is no doubt that it was deliberate, provocative act.


Ziyad Raoof appealed for supporting Kurds and Christians in the Middle East during the conference „The role of catholic church in European integration process”

Ziyad Raoof the Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government to Poland was a guest of international conference „The role of catholic church in European integration process” which was held in Krakow. It was 17th edition of the conference attended by many important politicians from Europe and Poland- MPs and members of European Parliament, catholic priests, experts and scientists.


55 Polish NGOs appealed to Polish authorities to stop military clashes and humanitarian catastrophe in Kurdistan

55 biggest Polish NGOs associated in platform „Grupa Zagranica” [„the Foreign Grup”] issued special appeal to Polish authorities and public opinion „to take immediate action to prevent escalation of military conflict and humanitarian catastrophe in Kurdistan Region”. The appeal has been sent to Prime Minister of Poland, Speakers of lower house and upper house of Polish parliament as well as politicians and journalists.


Barzani Charity Foundation awarded Sergio de Mello prize

In those turbulent days for Kurdistan, happy message came from Poland. Today, during the ceremony in Krakow, Barzani Charity Foundation became laureate of the Polish Prize of Sérgio Vieira de Mello, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Laureates received a diploma, a statuette of Sergio Vieira de Mello as well as financial prize founded by sponsors.


Ziyad Raoof’s statement about attack on Kirkuk

Warszawa, October 16, 2017

Ladies and gentleman,

Yesterday night Iraqi army along with shia militias attacked Kirkuk. This attack stands in serious contradiction with provisions of Iraqi constitution, until now so eagerly defended by authorities in Baghdad. It poses a great threat to the unique religious-ethnic mosaic of Kirkuk.