Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative to Poland at the new year meeting with diplomatic corps

In Katowice there has just been held new-year meeting for the diplomatic corps residing in southern Poland. The host of the event was Piotr Wieczorek- Silesian Governor. Many consuls, general consuls and honorary consuls among other from Krakow and Katowice participated in the meeting.

As every year, Ziyad Raoof- the Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Poland- has also been invited. The event started with governor’s new-year wishes and short speech given by General Consul of Hungary. Then Ziyad Raoof also had his say. He mentioned that the previous year in Kurdistan was marked by heroic fight of Peshmerga against ISIS which is noticed and praised by world leaders. However, simultaneously Kurdistan struggle with difficulties because of providing a shelter for large number of refugees. KRG Representative thanked all countries supporting Kurds military and humanitarian but he also stressed the fact, that support is still necessary. Particularly he appealed to receive wounded Peshmerga for treatment in Polish hospitals. Ziyad Raoof ended his speech wishing peaceful new year 2017 and victory over international terrorism.

At the end of the new-year meeting Ziyad Raoof spoke with Silesian Governor who emphasized his affection and solidarity with Kurdistan. He declared that he will do the deep insight into possibility of treating wounded Peshmerga in hospitals in Silesia Region.

The meeting in Katowice ended with artistic program and refreshments. January is the month in Poland when most government and self-government institutions organize a special meetings summing up the past year and announcing plans for the next months.

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