The Kurdistan Regional Government has officially reopened its representative office in Stockholm, Sweden, and appointed Mr Herish Khola Aziz Farhan as the Representative.
The decision to reopen the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Stockholm Representation was made at the KRG overseas representatives’ conference in September.
The Stockholm Representation will reopen to the public for international enquiries and consular services in the early months of 2012.
The KRG has 12 representations abroad in order to promote international awareness of the Kurdistan Region and enhance ties with international business, investors, universities and cultural institutions. The Stockholm representation was originally launched in 1999 and was previously headed by Mr Taha Barwary.
The Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir (pictured), said, “The KRG maintains an open door policy toward the international community, and as part of this policy, Prime Minister Barham Salih has appointed Mr Herish Khola Aziz Farhan as the KRG representative to Sweden and tasked him with reopening our mission there.”
Minister Bakir congratulated the newly appointed KRG representative and hoped that his presence will help further improve relations between the Kurdistan Region and the Kingdom of Sweden. The minister reiterated the important role that Mr Farhan can play in working with the large Kurdish community living in Sweden.
“The KRG’s relations with the international community continue to improve thanks in large part to the vision and efforts of the President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani,” Minister Bakir said.
To see a list of the KRG’s 12 international representations and their contact information, please click here.