Presidential inauguration ceremony

On June 12 in Erbil, during the special session of Kurdistan Parliament, Nechirvan Barzani took oath of office and inaugurated his term. Parliament elected him after the vote which took place on May 28.

Inauguration ceremony was attended by many high-rank politicians from the Middle East, Iraq and Kurdistan Region, among others: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer Al Sabhan, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Iraq’s President Barham Salih, Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi, Iraqi politicians Ammar al-Hakim, Salim Al-Jubouri and Khamis Al Khanjar, the most important Kurdish dignitaries including President Masoud Barzani and Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani, There were also presented Peshmerga soldiers and families of martyrts of war against ISIS.

Foreign KRG representative were invited too, including Ziyad Raoof who attended the event.