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Ziyad Raoof met with deputy-marshal of Lubelskie Region

Ziyad Raoof the Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government in Poland met in Lublin with Krzysztof Grabczuk- deputy marshal of Lubelskie Region. During the appointment KRG Representative discussed situation in the Middle East and Iraq, presented advantages of Kurdistan Region and also mentioned the Polish-Kurdish cooperation, which was lasting for years, also at the local government level.

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Ziyad Raoof in Moscow at the conference of „International Federation of Kurdish Societies”

On August 4-5, Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative in Poland participated in Moscow in a conference organized by „International Federation of Kurdish Societies” (MFKO). The event was attended by representatives of Kurdish communities living at the territory of the former Soviet Union and also representatives of Kurdish diaspora among others from Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Benelux countries. There also participated representatives of Kurdistan Regional Government (including special envoys of Masoud Barzani and prime minister Nechirvan Barzani), Kurdish journalists, scientists and activists of the other organization and academic circles, like prominent Turkish sociologist and friend of Kurds- İsmail Beşikçi. 

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Special statement in 4th anniversary of Yazidi genocide

Exactly four years ago so called Islamic State attacked Kurdistan Region. First victims were Yezidis from Shingal on which terrorists committed mass murders. International community, according to the declaration of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights recognized the crime as a genocide. On August 3 we remember all the victims. According to various statistics from 5000 to 10,000 Yezidis were murdered and dozens of Yezidi cities, villages and temples were destroyed.  On this day, we also do not forget about Christians and other religious minorities murdered by ISIS and those who died in the fight against terrorism, including the heroic Peshmerga.

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Prime Minister Barzani meets Prime Minister Rutte

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met Dutch Prime Minister, Mr. Mark Rutte, in The Hague. Prime Minister Barzani highlighted the relationship between the Kurdistan Region and the Netherlands as well as the Dutch government’s assistance to the people of Iraqi Kurdistan since the mid-1970s, when it received a number of refugees from Iraqi Kurdistan. He also highlighted the Dutch humanitarian and military aid to the Peshmarga in the fight against the ISIS terrorist organisation.

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Ziyad Raoof at the conference TEDx Politechnika Lodzka

On July 14, KRG Representative in Poland participated as a one of the speakers in TEDx conference organized in conference hall of the Lodz University of Technology. In a tightly-filled hall containing three hundred viewers appeared fourteen speakers in four thematic blocks: social activists, entrepreneurs, talented scientists, representatives of NGOs. The event was organized under the patronage of Hanna Zdanowska President of Lodz.

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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.

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