Kurdistan Regional GovernmentRepresentation in Italy

Rome, July 15, 2015
Mrs. Kader welcomes the Italian Minister of Defense, Mrs. Roberta Pinotti.

Today, Mrs. Kader received at the international airport of Erbil the Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti.
Along with Mrs. Kader were: Dr. Sherzad Azad, Chief of Protocol of the Presidency, the Minister of Peshmerga Mustafa Said Kader, the Min. Falah Mustafa, Head of the DFR of the KRG and Dr. Carmelo Ficarra, Head Office of Italian Consulate in Erbil.

The Min. Pinotti was accompanied by a large delegation composed of: the Italian Defense Chief of Staff, General Claudio Graziano, the Diplomatic Advisor, the Min. Pl. Stefano Pontecorvo, the spokesman, Cons. Andrea Armaro, the Chief of the General Office of the Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen.D. Carmine Masiello, the Head Office of Military Policy, Gen. Stefano Cont, the Italian Commander of the Italian military contingent in Erbil and Commander of the coordination center for the training of Kurdish military force, Col. Edmund Panaioli, the aide de Camp of Minister Pinotti, Lt.Col. Ettore Bramato,the aide of the camp of the Chief of the Defence Staff, Capt. Antonio La Morte, as well as representatives of the Italian press and television (RAI).

The official visit includes institutional meetings with the President of the Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, in addition to the visit to the Italian contingent of the Task Force "Erbil" of KTCC (Kurdistan Training Coordination Centre) and at the refugee camp of Ashti in Ainkawa.