KRG Poland News

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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KRG Representative in Poland took part in International Asian Congress

Ziyad Raoof the Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government in Poland was invited and took part in Asian Congress, 8th edition of that event was held on September 22-23 in Toruń. At this conference, the diplomatic corps, representatives of politics, business and academic community discussed the situation in Asia. This year’s edition was entitled: “Boundaries of the Politics: Reality, Strategies, Perspectives”.

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Ziyad Raoof awarded with a title „Krakow Ambassador of Multiculturalism 2020”

On June 25, at the award gala in Krakow Ziyad Raoof was granted with a title “Krakow Ambassador of Multiculturalism 2020”. The award was established in 2018 by the City Council of Krakow with the aim of supporting activities and initiatives promoting cultural, ethnic, religious diversity and the integration of Krakow residents and foreign environments. It is awarded to persons or entities acting for intercultural dialogue in Krakow. Winners are chosen by an independent chapter headed by Chairman of the city council of Krakow. 

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Meeting with KRG Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research

During the visit in Kurdistan Region, Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative in Poland had a meeting in Erbil with Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir – KRG minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Ziyad Raoof and Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir discussed Polish-Kurdish scientific cooperation and relations between universities from Poland and Kurdistan Region. They also spoke about list of Polish universities recognized by the ministry.