Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 23 JAN 2019 06:54 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: MON, 3 DEC 2018 14:08
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People celebrated in Erbil

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – On 29 November 2018 the Consulate General of the Palestinian authority to the Kurdistan Region hosted a special celebration for the annual Palestinian People International Day of Solidarity. The event was attended by KRG officials, Members of Parliament, Diplomatic corps, a number of distinguished guests, and the Palestinian community.

The Palestinian Consul General, Nazmi Hazuri presented the opening speech quoting President Nelson Mandela in which he said “the symbol of freedom and equality against racial discrimination of South Africa is not complete without Palestine freedom”, and  highlighted the significance of the 29 November 1977, which came to be known as the Partition Resolution under agenda item “Question of Palestine”. The Palestinian Consul General also highlighted the historical ties between Palestine and the Region and expressed his country’s willingness to further foster bilateral relationships between the state of Palestine and the Kurdistan Region.

Ricardo Rodriguez, the Head of UNAMI Regional Office and Area Security Coordinator spoke on behalf of the UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres. In his speech,  the Head of UNAMI Regional Office remarked that it has been71 years from the day of adoption of the general assembly resolution 181 which called for the partition of the then British Palestine into two independent States (one Arab and another Jewish).

 

He also commented that the United Nations urged all sides to use their offices to encourage the parties to reach a sustainable agreement based on fair grounds and in accordance with the UN resolutions, human rights, and international law.

The Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa also gave a speech, and extended his sincere appreciation to the Consulate General of the state of Palestine in Erbil for hosting this special event and congratulated the government and the people of Palestine on behalf of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)on the 6th anniversary of the establishment of the Palestine Consulate General to the Kurdistan Region

Minister Mustafa expressed the enthusiasm of the Kurdistan Region on the existing ties between the two countries in various areas of cooperation including educational and cultural.   The Head of DFR further added that the Kurdistan Region supports Palestine in reaching a lasting solution within the framework of a two-state solution for preserving the stability and security of the region.

Minister Mustafa further touched upon the current developments in the Region and Iraq, efforts to form the next Baghdad and Erbil governments, and expressed the vision of the KRG in having a clear policy of partnership to enhance the prosperity and security in the region as a whole.




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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.