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 Iraq's Kurdistan PM opens Polish consulate in Erbil

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Iraq's Kurdistan PM opens Polish consulate in Erbil  25.6.2012  





 
The Kurdistan Region's Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani (2nd from right) has opened a new Polish consulate in Erbil in the presence of Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski. Photo: Aknews
June 25, 2012

ERBIL-Hewlęr, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — The Kurdistan Region's Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has opened a new Polish consulate in Erbil in the presence of Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski.

A ceremony was held to mark the occasion and both Sweden and Bulgaria’s foreign ministers Carl Bildt and Nikolai Miladinov attended the ceremony.

So far 24 countries have opened consulates in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, including Poland.

Consulates in Iraqi Kurdistan

In July 2011, The United States on Sunday opened its first consulate in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region 10.7.2011

In May 2011, Former UK PM Sir John Major Arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, Opens British Consulate 29.5.2011

In December 2010 , Egypt's FM opens consulate in Iraq's Kurdistan 28.12.2010

In February 2010, Swedish consulate opened in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region

In October 2009, Dutch consulate was inaugurated in the Kurdistan's capital, Erbil

In February 2009, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier opens consulate in first trip to Iraqi Kurdistan Region

In June 2008, the French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner inaugurated a new French diplomatic office in Erbil, the Iraqi Kurdistan's capital.

In November 2007, the Russian consulate was inaugurated in the Kurdistan's capital Erbil to provide Kurdish citizens who wish to enter Russia with the necessary visas.

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Aknews part of this report by Yaseen al-Rubaye

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