The newly appointed KRG Representative to France, Mr. Dara Bakir Salih, has begun his mission.
Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, arrived in Paris today to oversee the handover of the Representation from Ms. Khaman Zirar, the former Representative, to Mr. Salih, the new Representative.
During the handover ceremony, Minister Bakir congratulated Mr. Salih on his new post and emphasized the importance of maintaining strong relations with the Republic of France.
The Minister thanked the Representation team for its work in maintaining good ties with the Government of France, the parliament, the think tank and business communities. He highly praised the role of former Representative, Ms. Zirar and thanked her for her service as the KRG Representative to France.
Representative Salih expressed his delight at being appointed as the KRG Representative to France. He said:
“I look forward to working with my colleagues at the KRG representation in Paris to further broaden and strengthen bilateral ties between France and the Kurdistan Region.”
Mr. Salih assumed the role of Representative to France as of June 4th 2015.