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New Ambassadors to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, has this week received the credentials of two new ambassadors to Baghdad: the German Ambassador to Baghdad, Mr Martin Jaeger (pictured); the Polish Ambassador to Baghdad, Mr Marcin Kubiak. (Source: MoFA)

Euro Ambassadors Condemn State Violence in Iraq

The Ambassadors of Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States condemn the excessive and lethal use of force by Iraqi security forces and armed groups since 24 January against peaceful protestors, including in Baghdad, Nasiriya and Basra. Despite assurances […]

Key sites in Mosul Reopen after damage by ISIL

Health, sport, nature: Key sites in Mosul reopen after damage by ISIL Al Rabee Primary Healthcare Center, the Al Muthana Sport and Youth Center and the East Mosul Nursery Plantation were officially reopened today by the Government of Ninewa, following their rehabilitation by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). “While a lot of work remains […]

Polish Delegation Visits Erbil

A Polish delegation headed by the Director of the Department of Economy from the Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region, Beata Joanna Łozińska, met with the Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, to discuss ways of furthering bilateral relations between Kurdistan and Poland. The meeting was also attended by the […]

KRG Minister Receives New Polish Consul to Erbil

Minister Falah Mustafa received the new Polish Consul, Mr Roman Jerzy Chalaczkiewicz, to the Kurdistan Region yesterday. The new consul has previously served as ambassador to Iraq (1997-2002) and in other countries in the Middle East, including United Arab Emirates. The assignment of the new consul follows the inauguration of their consulate in June last […]

KRG Increases Educational Links with Poland

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Higher Education Minister last week met government and university representatives in Poland, which has recently been added as a destination for Kurdistan’s scholarship students. Dr Ali Saeed Mohammad, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, came to Poland to explore ways of strengthening […]

New Polish Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. The new Polish Ambassador to Iraq, Lech Stefaniak, presented his credentials to Iraqi  Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari on Sunday. The Minister welcomed the Ambassador and praised the friendly relations between the two countries, stressing the Ministry's readiness to provide all required assistance for the success of the Ambassador's mission. The Ambassador thanked […]

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KRG Attends 22nd Economic Forum in Poland

By John Lee. A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) took part in the 22nd Economic Forum held in Poland earlier this month. The delegation included the KRG Minister of Planning, Dr Ali Sindi, the Chairman of the Kurdistan Board of Investment, Minister Herish Muharam, and the KRG representative to Poland, Mr Ziyad Raoof. […]

Polish Companies Ready to Invest in Kurdistan

By John Lee. The KRG's Minister of Electricity, Yaseen Shekh Abubakir [Yassen Shekh Abubakir Mawati, Yasin Sheikh Abu Bakir Muhammad Mawati] (pictured), recently welcomed a delegation headed by Polish Ambassador to Iraq, Stanislaw Smolen, who said that Polish companies are ready to invest in the Kurdistan Region. At the meeting both sides discussed increasing investment […]

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Polish Foreign Minister Inaugurates Consulate in Erbil

The Foreign Minister of Poland was joined by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and the Foreign Ministers of Sweden and Bulgaria to officially inaugurate the new Polish consulate office in Erbil today. The plans to establish a presence in the Kurdistan Region were announced last year by Poland’s Ambassador to Iraq, Mr Stanislaw Smolen, and were […]

EU Foreign Ministers Impressed by Progress in Kurdistan

The foreign ministers of Sweden, Poland and Bulgaria yesterday arrived together in the Kurdistan Region where they met President Masoud Barzani and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation and to talk about the latest political developments in Iraq and the ongoing crisis in Syria. President Barzani welcomed the three foreign ministers, […]