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European Union opens office in Erbil

By Rudaw 23/8/2015
EU delegation office will be opened on Sunday in Erbil, the capital city of the Kurdistan Region.
EU delegation office will be opened on Sunday in Erbil, the capital city of the Kurdistan Region.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The European Union will open a delegation office in Erbil on Saturday, Kurdish and EU officials told Rudaw. 

The Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced that the EU delegation office in Erbil will be  major benefit for the region's foreign policy and is being launched at an especially critical moment in Kurdish history. 

Earlier this month, KRG Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa welcomed the decision of the EU to open its delegation office in Erbil.

“The EU and its 28 member states play an important role in dealing with the political, economic and security challenges facing the world,” Mustafa said.

The decision came after a long process of negotiation and documentation with the Foreign Ministry of the central government of Iraq.

Thirty-three countries now have representative offices in Erbil, including the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.


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Kandil | 23/8/2015
Congratulations for the beginning of the independent Free Kurdistan
Hoshyar Zaxoy | 23/8/2015
Offices and consulates opened in Kurdistan should not fool us to think we are going to become state. They just open them for their own interests and none of them are unfortunately prepared to accept the legitimate right independent Kurdistan just like south Sudan, East Timor, Macedonia, Slovak. Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, and the list goes on. If we Kurds were christians we would have been state by now. The idea is Kurdistan would destablise the peaceful area. Insane...
kurdish natinalist | 23/8/2015
Im with Hoshyar Zaxoy 100% he is right about that.
Kaka | 24/8/2015
Hoshyar zaxoy@ you are partially correct. your argument of religious bias is not correct. Kosovo was allowed to become independent though its population is Muslim. Quebec in canada has not become an independent state though most of its population are christian. Th eproblem with an independent kurdish state is that if usa nad EU support an independent kurdish stat ein Iraq, they will face a mjor problem because kurds are living in iran, turky and syria, are also demanding independence. should USA and EU also support independent kurdish states in those three countries? neithe usa nor EY are ready to jepordize their own interests for the supporting kurdish demands.
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Stewee Guy | 24/8/2015
@ Hoshyar Zaxoy Yes if we were Christians we would've had our country not because the West will favor us but because we would 've thought smarter, we would've worked hard for Kurdistan and becoming slaves for Islam that doesn't take us anywhere except joining the league of countries where nothing but violence, poverty and oppression of women such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt now etc. FYI there is around 5500 mosques in Iraqi Kurdistan and probably only Kurdish cultural centers and you want us to have a country ????.
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