Kurdistan Regional

Kurdistan Regional (634)

President Nechirvan Barzani’s statement on the anniversary of Kurdistan Teachers Union

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, May 15, 2023

On the 61st anniversary of the establishment of the Kurdistan Teachers Union, I extend my warmest congratulations to all teachers of Kurdistan. I wish them success.

On this occasion, we pay tribute to the significant contributions of teachers in Kurdistan and their relentless efforts to educate generations of students in the past and in our time.

Teachers are the leaders and main pillars of the education system. They have an unswerving impact on students and their future capacities, and therefore, they deserve recognition for their substantial role within the education process

On this occasion, we emphasize our support for all the rights and legitimate demands of teachers, as we remember the devoted teachers of Kurdistan who refused to abandon schools and their students despite severe shortcomings and hardships in the past, thus, not allowing the education process to be disrupted.

Tributes to the memories of the teachers who gave their lives for the freedom of their people and country.

Happy anniversary of the establishment of the Kurdistan Teachers Union.

Nechirvan Barzani
The President of the Kurdistan Region



President Nechirvan Barzani: We are waiting for the next steps to hold the elections

Barzan, Kurdistan Region, May 11, 2023

President Nechirvan Barzani answered questions from journalists about the political situation in the country, during the opening ceremony of the Barzani National Memorial on Thursday.

Regarding the message of President Masoud Barzani calling on political parties in Kurdistan Region to resolve their differences through dialogue, the President said: “President Barzani’s message was a message of peace, mutual acceptance and reconciliation. God willing, that will be a good start to get all the issues on the negotiating table. I think this is the most important message that came out of the Kurdistan Region today.”

Regarding the differences between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) over holding the general elections, the President said: “Today’s initiative by President Barzani is clear. It calls for all parties to sit down together. I think this will be a good start to resolve all issues among political forces in Kurdistan through dialogue.”

Regarding the meeting of the political parties to resolve their differences, the President said: “The important issue is that the parties meet together. Wherever they meet, we will support them. Today’s call by President Barzani was (for the parties) to meet as soon as possible.”

Regarding the elections and how likely it is to hold the elections, the President said: “As part of my authority as president, I have determined the date of the elections according to my legal duties. The rest remains on the parliament to restructure the (election) commission and make it active again. We are waiting for these steps to be taken. We hope that these steps will be taken after all parties sit down together and the elections will be held on the date we have set.”

Asked about the ramifications of this agreement in Baghdad, the President said: “The agreement with Baghdad was made within the framework of the Kurdistan Regional Government, but another agreement has been made which is the Agreement to Form the Iraqi Government, called the Coalition to Administrate the State. The PUK and the KDP are both participating in this coalition together. Of course, the more we as Kurdistan political forces are together, the more we can ensure the rights of the Kurdistan Region. So far, within the framework of the coalition, the PUK, the KDP, and the parties involved in Baghdad have really coordinated well there. I hope that in Kurdistan, we will witness a new chapter of agreement and understanding to serve the whole of Kurdistan and the whole of Iraq.”

Regarding Iraq’s budget, the President said: “What was decided yesterday in the Coalition to Administrate the State is that a date has been set for the budget bill to be passed on the 17th and 18th of this month.”



President Nechirvan Barzani receives a delegation from an Iraqi military college

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, May 7, 2023

President Nechirvan Barzani received a delegation in Erbil on Saturday from the National Defense College of the Defense University for Higher Military Education, which is a scientific and training institution affiliated with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, whose students include military officials, advisors, and managers of government ministries and institutions.

In the meeting, the President expressed delight over the visit of the delegation to the Kurdistan Region and underlined the significance of promoting relations among the institutions in the field of defense and military and all other fields throughout Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. He also referred to the curricula of the university and its departments and colleges, which are based on national and scientific principles.

The President stressed that 20 years after the liberation of Iraq, we must learn lessons from the mistakes of the past, and with a clear and common vision take better steps towards the future, and with all Iraqi communities together participate in the construction and governance of the country.

For their part, the delegation expressed their pleasure over their visit and the progress of the Kurdistan Region, praising the role, the position and national vision of the President of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq.

Discussions on security and military issues were also raised during the meeting.



KRG Prime Minister vows to support religious and ethnic groups

The Kurdistan Region’s PM Masrour Barzani discussed the situation of the region’s Christians in a telephone conversation on Sunday with Cardinal Louis Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans of Iraq and the world.

The Prime Minister reiterated his government’s commitment to supporting religious and ethnic groups, including Christians in Kurdistan and Iraq, emphasising the need to improve the situation of Christians in Nineveh.

He also stressed the importance of encouraging peaceful coexistence in the region.

Patriarch Cardinal Louis Sako expressed his appreciation for the Kurdistan Regional Government’s support to the region’s Christian population.



KRG Prime Minister receives an international lawyer representing victims of the Kurdish genocide

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received US lawyer Gabriel Maironi, a lawyer acting for victims of the Kurdish genocide.

Lawyer Gabriel Maironi briefed PM Barzani on his efforts to represent thousands of victims of serious crimes in the International Criminal Court, including the victims of Anfal, the chemical attacks on Kurdistan and the massacre of the Yezidis by ISIS.

The Prime Minister praised the lawyer for his important work. He also called for the international community to recognise the Kurdish genocide and for the Iraqi government and others involved in the crimes to compensate victims.





KRG Prime Minister meets Deputy Prime Minister

The Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Masrour Barzani welcomed on Monday his deputy Qubad Talabani.

In a positive atmosphere, the two sides discussed the financial and administerial difficulties facing the Kurdistan Regional Government, and both agreed on the significance of dialogue to resolve the issues with the help of all ministerial factions within the cabinet.

In the meeting, they also discussed the latest developments in Kurdistan and the region, emphasising the importance of unity in order to protect the constitutional rights of the people of Kurdistan.



Latest News

Get in touch with us

Top news

  • Dohuk, Kurdistan Region, May 28, 2023 His Excellency President Masoud Barzani, Kurdistan Region…
  • Hamidreza Atefi, journalist and a member of the board of directors at Music…
  • On Tuesday, May 23, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani,…
  • Erbil, Kurdistan Region, May 26, 2023 We are deeply concerned about the changes…
  • Prime Minister Masrour Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government today welcomed a delegation…
  • *I envision this as the first of many similar ventures throughout the Kurdistan…

حالت های رنگی