Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 23 JAN 2019 06:56 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: MON, 21 MAY 2018 15:35
KRG Representative in Poland opens the International conference on the Role of Kurds in the Middle East

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – On May 14, The International Conference on the Role of Kurds in the Middle East was held in Collegium Civitas University in Warsaw, co-organized by Representation of Kurdistan Regional Government in Poland and under the patronage of KRG Representation.

The conference started with the speech given by Mr. Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative to Poland, who welcomed guests and thanked them for their presence. He touched upon the current situation of the Kurds with last year. He also noted that there were negative developments for Kurds, but at the same time the Kurdish issue after the referendum was further internationalized. ‘it is impossibleto achieve lasting peace in the Middle East without a political solution satisfying Kurdish aspirations’ he added.

 

KRG Representative to Poland concluded his speech by claiming the role of Kurds in Iraq - and more broadly in the entire Middle East - can not be underestimated, the attempts to marginalize them brings negative effects for the entire region, destabilize the situation in Europe and around the world.

Along with the above-mentioned conference, prof. Michiel Leezenberg from University of Amsterdam presented a lecture entitled “state and society in the Kurdistan Region 1991-2018”. Meanwhile, The frame of the conference composed of four panel discussions: “the diverse aspects of Kurdish policy”, “identity, society and culture”, “security & defence”, “facing others, the various dimensions of international relations”. There was also the lecture about Yezidi.  In all, in the conference took part twelve speakers, the lectures were at a high level and each panel closed an interesting discussion.

 

At the end of the conference, the opening of the photo exhibition in the headquarters of Representation of KRG was held made by Dr. Przemysław Kosowski: Kurdistan (1940s) in the lens of traveler, diplomat and orientalist Witold Rajkowski (1910-1957?).




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Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa along with the Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Mamand received Consul General of the Republic of Korea to the Kurdistan Region, Mr. Park Young-Kyu and discussed key issues of bilateral relations and latest political development in the Kurdistan Region and wider the region.