Barcelona, Spain (dfr.gov.krd)- Minister Falah Mustafa delivered a speech to the Parliament Intergroup for the Collective Rights of People of the Parliament of Catalonia to brief them about the history of Kurdistan and the challenges and opportunities facing the Kurdistan Regional Government. Minister Mustafa spoke in detail of the history of the Kurdistan Region outlining the complexity of the situation in the region and the difficulties facing ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East. The minister also pointed out that since the beginning of Syria crisis, the Kurdistan Region has become a safe haven for members of different ethnic and religious groups fleeing ISIS brutality. The minister called on the parliament of Catalonia to recognize the ISIS crimes committed against Yezidis, Christians and others as acts of genocide. Following the speech, the Minister answered questions from the parliament members, NGO representatives and other participants regarding developments in Kurdistan and the broader region.
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