On the occasion of the official visit of H.E. Hoshyar Zebari -Foreign Minister of Iraq to Europe was invited for a working visit to our country and the Minister for International Relations of Kurdistan Regional Government-Falah Mustafa Bakir.


President of European Council on International Relations receives Kurdistan Minister of Foreign Relations

On the sideline of this visit, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations held a discussion with Minister- Falah Mustafa Bakir regarding the developing of bilateral relations between Europe and Kurdistan in the broader framework of the relation between Europe and Iraq.

During the dialogue important topics where tabled, such as: broadening the cultural and academic relations between Europe and Kurdistan, opening special courses to prepare the diplomatic personal from the Regional Kurdistan Government, opening a parliamentary friendship group amongst the two parliaments and also the potential for bilateral economic cooperation was under review.

H.E. Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir had underlined the potential of bilateral educational cooperation and marked also the historical similitude’s that are bridging together Europe and Kurdistan as their common fight for democracy and against dictatorship   considering this as the necessary base for a continuous  development of bilateral relation.

H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations had convened upon the necessity to boost the bilateral dialogue and express congratulation on the exertions of Minister- Falah Mustafa Bakir in order to promote the correct and positive image of Kurdistan in the world.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had also underlined the significance of the visit of Minister Hoshyar Zebari for the bilateral connection and warmly appreciated the irreproachable organization of the visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq with the support of President Office of European Council on International Relations.

The relations between Europe and Iraq are becoming a crucial pillar in the framework of our country diplomatic connections with the Middle East, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.