Ziyad Raoof awarded with the Malopolska Cross

During Newroz celebrations Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative to Poland was awarded with the Malopolska Cross- honorary medal founded by the board of the Malopolska Region. On behalf of authorities the medal was given by Wojciech Kozak- deputy marshal of the Malopolska region.


Newroz celebration in Warsaw

On Tuesday 21st March in the seat of KRG Poland Representation in Warsaw there were held main Newroz celebration. Almost 100 guests took part in the event: representatives of state authorities (members of parliament, ministry of foreign affairs, Institute of National Remembrance), diplomatic corps (ambassadors, consuls and secretaries from: Russia, United States, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Qatar, Lebanon and Panama), army, clergy, NGOs, journalists, academic circles and Kurdish diaspora.


Newroz celebration in Krakow

On March 18, Newroz was celebrated in Cracow. This is one of the two Kurdish New Year celebrations organized by the KRG Representation in Poland, due to the special ties between the Kurdistan Region and Małopolska Region- the official cooperation agreement, as well as many years of educational and economic cooperation and support from Małopolska for refugees in Kurdistan. Main Newroz celebrations took place in Warsaw.


In 29th anniversary of chemical attack on Halabja and the day of commemorating Anfal victims, KRG Representative Ziyad Raoof submitted petition into recognition of Polish parliament Anfal as a genocide.

Submitting petition in Polish parliament into recognition of Anfal as a genocide, announcement series of meetings with Polish MPs as well as special seminar devoted to Halabja and Anfal, that way KRG office in Poland celebrated 29th anniversary of chemical attack on Halabja and commemorated victims of Anfal.


Ziyad Raoof at the conference “Open Kraków” about the experiences of his life in Poland and whether Poland is friendly towards immigrants

In Krakow there has just been held the conference “Open Krakow”. The participants debated how to build an open society in the second largest Polish city and how to exploit the potential of its multiculturalism and diversity. The conference was attended by the authorities of the city of Krakow, academic circles, diplomatic corps as well as foreigners from different parts of the world permanently living in Poland and in Krakow.


Bishop Rabban al-Qas visited Poland

Bishop of Zakho and Amedi Rabban al-Qas has paid a few-days visit in Poland. His stay has abounded in many interesting meetings and interviews. KRG Representation in Poland, as well as Polish priest Dariusz Smolenski have supported bishop in organization of this visit. (more…)

Members of Polish charity organizations met in KRG Poland office to discuss new plans of helping refugees in Kurdistan

As every year, Ziyad Raoof the representative of Kurdistan Regional Government to Poland hosted new-year meeting for representatives of Polish institutions and charity organizations engaged in providing aid to the refugees in Kurdistan. Participants of the meeting jointly summarized last year’ initiatives and presented new plans of supporting refugees. Bishop Rabban al-Qas from Duhok was a special guest of the meeting.