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A statement from the President of the Kurdistan Region

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, November 25, 2022

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we reaffirm our full support for the struggle, freedom, and the rights of women. We continue our efforts to further protect the rights of women, and to create a community in which women are free and equal and do not face threats of violence or murder, under any pretext. A free, peaceful and civilly developed community will not be established unless all women are free.

On this day, we reiterate that we will fight against all sorts of violence, assaults, and breaches of women’s rights and freedoms as we will continue to work against extremism and will provide better opportunities for women’s participation in political and administrative fields in the Kurdistan Region. We are cooperating with the relevant governmental and international institutions to protect women from harassment and violence of any kind, within their families, workplaces, and other public spaces.

Tribute to all the women, parties, and organizations who struggle daily to achieve freedom, peace and their rights. We salute the victims of violence against women and all the women who strive for freedom and peace. Wherever they are in the world, we honor them with respect and dignity.

Nechirvan Barzani
President of the Kurdistan Region



Statement by PM Masrour Barzani on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD) - On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the commencement of the 16-day campaign to combat violence against women, I reaffirm the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) commitment to confronting and preventing any form of violence or discrimination targeting women.

The Ninth Cabinet has made it one of its priorities to pave the path for women in Kurdistan to play an active and crucial role in various governmental positions in the Kurdistan Region. We also emphasize our utmost respect for human rights, women's rights, and the prevention of gender discrimination in the Region.

Women in Kurdistan have made significant accomplishments in recent years, but unfortunately barriers remain and violence persists. We are committed to cooperating with all parties and components of society to end all forms of violence and gender discrimination in order to transform the Kurdistan Region into an example where women’s rights and human rights are protected.

Masrour Barzani

25 Nov 2022

PM Masrour Barzani receives letter from UK PM Rishi Sunak

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received a letter from UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

In the letter, Prime Minister Sunak reaffirmed the "historic relationship" between the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the United Kingdom, reiterating the UK’s commitment to the security and stability of the Kurdistan Region as part of a strong and unified Iraq.

Prime Minister Sunak also noted the strong security cooperation between both governments and expressed support to deepen trade and investment in agriculture and digitalisation.

23 Nov 2022

President Nechirvan Barzani attends the funeral ceremony of the victims of Duhok explosion

Dohuk, Kurdistan Region, November 23, 2022

President Nechirvan Barzani visited Duhok city on Wednesday afternoon and participated in the funeral ceremony of the five victims that lost their lives following a gas explosion in Duhok on Monday night.

The President extended his condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Duhok province, and offered his deep sympathy.

For their part, the families of the victims expressed their gratitude for the condolences and participation of the President in their funeral ceremony.

President Nechirvan Barzani canceled the second day of his visit to Baghdad to attend the funeral in Dohuk. He also instructed the Governor of Duhok to follow up the condition of the injured and the victims of the accident and expressed readiness to offer all necessary assistance to them and their families.



PM Masrour Barzani meets China’s Ambassador to Iraq

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received China’s Ambassador to Iraq, Cui Wei.

Prime Minister Barzani highlighted the reforms implemented by the government to diversify the economy, eliminate bureaucracy, and facilitate foreign and domestic investments.

Ambassador cui praised the efforts and cooperation of the government’s relevant institutions, particularly towards developing bilateral ties and promoting trade and investment between the Kurdistan Region and China.

Both sides also discussed the significance of maintaining the security and stability of the Kurdistan Region as well as resolving the standing issues between Erbil and Baghdad.


PM Masrour Barzani meets new Danish Ambassador

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received the newly-appointed Danish Ambassador to Iraq, Christian Thorning.

Prime Minister Barzani congratulated Ambassador Thorning on his new position while stressing the Kurdistan Region’s willingness to strengthen bilateral ties with Denmark.

Highlighting the cooperation of the KRG’s authorities with the Danish embassy, Ambassador Thorning stressed the significance of the Kurdistan Region’s position in Iraq as well as his country’s readiness to expand relations with the Region.

Both also discussed the importance of maintaining the Region’s security and stability, while also touching upon the KRG’s reform agenda.


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