KRG Poland News

KRG Representative to Poland took part in traditional harvest festival “Dożynki”

Along with the end of harvest period in Poland came time for “Dożynki”. This traditional harvest festival is a ceremony summarizing collected agricultural crops. On Sunday,  August 23 in Krzeszowice near Krakow, “Dożynki” of the District of Krakow took place. Ziyad Raoof had been also invited and took part in the event as a Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government to Poland.


Kurdish and Polish tennis federations start to cooperate

Regardless of the many difficulties that affected Kurdistan Region in recent months, the efforts to develop further areas of Polish-Kurdish cooperation continue. On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 thanks to the support of KRG Office in Poland Dr Abdulkarim Karim, who is in charge of international cooperation in Erbil Tennis Federation (the biggest and the oldest tennis association in Kurdistan Region) met with Janusz Saletra, the head of the Malopolska Region Tennis Federation.


The new Polish Consul in Erbil met in Warsaw with KRG Representative Ziyad Raoof

Since the beginning of September the new Polish Consul in Erbil, Konrad Adamowicz will take office. Before departure to Kurdistan, he met in the KRG Office in Warsaw with Ziyad Raoof.

During the meeting they discussed the future directions of bilateral cooperation between Poland and Kurdistan, and they summarized previous years of cooperation.. Mr Adamowicz will be responsible not only for visas matters but also for the economic and cultural affairs.


Appeal on the first anniversary since Yazidi genocide began

Since June 2014 the offensive of the terrorists from the so-called Islamic State in northern Iraq is continuing, and since August of the same year it has also started in the Kurdistan Region. On the lands that for thousands of years had been known for their religious and ethnic diversity, fanaticism and cruelty have taken over. One of the most tragic crime of ISIS is the massacre of Yazidis.


Ziyad Raoof on celebrations of the holiday of France

On Tuesday, July  the 14th Ziyad Raoof, the Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government to Poland, took part in the celebration of the national day of France organized annually by the General Consulate of France in Krakow.