Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
THU, 15 NOV 2018 22:29 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: SAT, 13 MAY 2017 11:42
Minister Falah Mustafa concludes official visit to Catalonia

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (dfr.gov.krd) - KRG Minister of Foreign Relations concluded a four-day visit to the Catalonia Region of  Spain. The aim of the visit was to deliver a seminar at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and exchange views on further broadening bilateral ties between Kurdistan and Catalonia.

During the visit Minister Mustafa met with Ms Marina Folco, Director of Foreign Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Catalan Government. They discussed areas of potential cooperation between Catalonia and Kurdistan, and building a long-term partnership in the areas of tourism, sport, agriculture, women empowerment, and capacity building programs.

Minister Mustafa also delivered a speech to the Parliament Intergroup for the Collective Rights of People of the Parliament of Catalonia in which he shed lights on the history of Kurdistan and the challenges and opportunities facing the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The Minister also presented a seminar at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), a leading Spanish think tank, to address the Middle East Geopolitics, Europe’s role and insight from the Kurdistan Region.

During the visit, Minister Mustafa met Josep Lluis Alay, Commissioner of International Relations at the Barcelona provincial council to discuss areas of cooperation between Erbil and Barcelona. Both sides agreed to prepare a memorandum of understanding to establish a ground for broadening bilateral cooperation between Catalonia and Kurdistan.

Minister Mustafa also met with Ms. Carme Forcadell Lluis, President of the Catalan Parliament to discuss KRG’s decision to conduct a referendum on independence and other issues of common interest and concern.




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