The KRG Department of Foreign Relations hosted a two-day conference in Vienna for the Kurdistan Region missions abroad. The conference was co-chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani and Head of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa.
Minister Mustafa welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Talabani and KRG Representatives to the conference. The conference aimed at exchanging ideas and discussing future plans on how to best serve and promote the interest of the Kurdistan Region.
Deputy Prime Minister Talabani touched upon the crucial role played by the DFR as well as the KRG Representations abroad in building cultural, political, economic and educational bridges with the international community and promoting the interest of the Kurdistan Region abroad. Mr. Talabani also briefed the KRG Representatives on the steps taken by the KRG in dealing with the military, humanitarian as well as financial challenges facing the Kurdistan Region.
During the conference, the representatives presented their activities over the past few years and discussed their future plans. The representatives also emphasized that it was important to overcome the challenges facing the KRG Representations abroad in order to further strengthen ties between the Kurdistan Region and the international community. They reiterated their commitment to serve the interests of the Kurdistan Region in the international arena to the best of their ability.
Deputy Prime Minister Talabani and Minister Mustafa expressed their full support for the KRG missions abroad and stated that the KRG and the DFR will make all necessary efforts to overcome the challenges facing the KRG missions and to bring about better coordination between the representations and the relevant KRG ministries.
The following KRG Representatives attended the conference: Dilshad Barzani, Representative to Germany; Bayan Sami Rahman, Representative to the United States of America; Karwan Jamal Tahir, Representative to UK, Dara Bakir Salih, Representative to France; Haval Syan, Representative to Australia; Mustafa Ramazan, Representative to Austria; Delavar Ajgeiy, Representative to EU; Nazim Omer, Representative to Iran; Rezan Hama Salih, Representative to Italy; Ziyad Raoof, Representative to Poland; Aso Jangi Burhan, Representative to Russia; Daban Shadala, Representative to Spain; Shorsh Kadir Rahem, Representative to Sweden; and Fauzi Kaddur, Representative to Switzerland.