Kurdistan Regional GovernmentRepresentation in Italy

Rome, May 16, 2017
Mrs. Kader meets the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Today, Mrs. Kader has been received by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Amb. Elisabetta Belloni.
The parties discussed on the current situation in the Kurdistan region, the ongoing operations for the liberation of Mosul, the protection of its dam, the difficulties with the Baghdad government, the problem of refugees and displaced persons in the region, which continues to aggravate the humanitarian emergency and the financial situation, the need to change the mentality in order to think about reconstructing the country and to ensure peaceful coexistence between the various ethnic and religious components and finally the question of the imminent independence referendum.
Mrs. Kader thanked the Secretary General for the constant support of the Italian Government on the military and humanitarian level, and lastly the willingness to cure a seriously injured group of pesmerga in Italy. Finally, the High Representative invited Amb. Belloni to visit the Region together with Minister Alfano in order to strengthen bilateral relations and plan the reconstruction of the country once defeated Daesh.
Ambassador Belloni praised the Peshmerga forces of the sacrifices in the fight against Daesh terrorists reiterating to Mrs. Kader that the Italian Government will continue to contribute on all levels both individually and within the international coalition and will try to arrange a mission in the Region as soon as possible.