It took place in the days of 13 and 14 June 2015 in Vienna the Congress of all the Foreign Offices of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
The Congress, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani and the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Min. Falah Mustafa, was attended by all the representatives of Kurdistan Regional government abroad.
Before the beginning of the congress , all participants observed a minute of silence in memory of the martyrs of the peshmerga killed during the fight against the terrorists of the Islamic state.
In his introductory speech, Minister Falah Mustafa thanked the Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani for his kind participation and thanked all the representatives for their work and their role in the creation and development of constructive relations with the countries of the international community. Minister Falah wanted to stress the importance of this conference in order to draw up a plan of action in order to improve the working relationship between the Department of Foreign Relations and the representative offices abroad and among the representative offices abroad and to allow for greater affirmation of the Kurdish cause in the world. He finally thanked the KRG Representation in Austria for hosting this important conference and for having done his best in order to ensure a successful event.
Immediately after, the intervention of the Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani who thanked in his name and on behalf of the Kurdistan Regional Government all representatives as major organ of the government to defend the Kurdish cause in the world.
The key points presented to the representatives were: the economic and financial development of the country and its problems with Baghdad, in particular the agreements reached on the oil and the law on the budget, the evolutions on the military front and the ongoing humanitarian crisis. These issues will be handled and resolved through peaceful dialogue between the parties.
Moreover, the Deputy Prime Minister thanked all the countries that are supporting Kurdistan in the fight against Daesh and invited all representatives to exert strong pressure on the international community to achieve greater military and humanitarian support. The Kurdistan Region, despite being very proud of the efforts made, is hosting 1 million 800 thousand refugees and therefore requires greater sacrifices from the international community, the United Nations and humanitarian organizations. In this context the Representatives abroad have, undoubtedly, a decisive role.
The Deputy Prime Minister then left the floor to individual representatives to present the activities realized, achievements, difficulties and problems encountered and suggestions for improvements in the conduct of political – diplomatic, economic and cultural relations with the host countries