KRG Poland News

Ziyad Raoof at the „Integration town” in Lublin- speech about Kurdistan and receiving the title: “guide to life”

Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative to Poland was a guest at the “Integration town”. This is an annual festival organized in Lublin, which is attended by several hundred young people from around the world to get to know each other, share experiences and meet important and interesting personalities. The event is organized by priest Mieczysław Puzewicz and the Volunteer Center in Lublin.


New book with Ziyad Raoof’ article about Anfal

In Poland has just come out the book “New challenges and solutions in system of universal protection of human rights” edited by prof. Jerzy Jaskiernia and dr Kamil Spryszak. Ziyad Raoof is one of the authors of this composite work. His essay is entitled: “Anfal as a crime under international law aimed at annihilation of Kurdish nation”.


Opening of the exhibition “Middle East and North Africa in the lens of Witold Rajkowski. Exhibition of photographs from the 1930s to 1950s. “

On March 27 in Central Public Library of Malopolska Region in Krakow took place opening of the exhibition of pictures form 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. by Witold Rajkowski- Polish scientist, traveler and diplomat. He was also expert in Kurdish issues therefore a significant part of the exhibition are photographs from Kurdistan.

The event was organized under the patronage of KRG Representation in Poland (along with Section of Kurdish Studies at the Jagiellonian University) which also prepared refreshments. KRG Ziyad Raoof was also present at the vernissage.

Opening of the exhibition was attended by scientists, Kurds from Krakow and Malopolska Region and many other guests interested in Kurdish culture and history. Ziyad Raoof along with Przemysław Kosowski- main organizer and originator of the exhibition- decided that the pictures soon will be presented also in Warsaw.

Ziyad Raoof met with Jerzy Buzek

On March 26, KRG Representative in Poland Ziyad Raoof met with Jerzy Buzek- former Prime Minister of Poland, former Chairman of European Parliament, currently member of European Parliament and Chair of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.
Jerzy Buzek asked narrowly about situation in the Middle East and in Kurdistan. Ziyad Raoof precisely described development of relations between Erbil and Baghdad in recent months.


New Year meeting and photo exhibition in KRG Office

On Wednesday 24, as every January, KRG Representative Ziyad Raoof organized new-year meeting in Headquarters of KRG Representation in Poland. The event was attended by representatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, politicians, journalists, academic circles as well as members of charity and non-governmental organizations.