Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today convened the Council of Ministers.
The Prime Minister congratulated Kurdistan on the occasion of National Clothing Day, which the citizens of the Kurdistan Region observe on March 10 to honor their traditional clothes and celebrate their heritage.
The Prime Minister also discussed Pope Francis’ visit to the Kurdistan Region, which he noted was an important and historical event that confirmed the Kurdistan Region is a beacon of peaceful coexistence in the region. He also thanked the Kurdistan Regional Government’s organizers and responsible agencies, particularly the security forces, for successfully managing a safe and welcoming visit.
Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Pishtiwan Sadiq, and Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Safeen Dizayee, presented a report on the Pope’s visit to the Kurdistan Region, to document and highlight its importance.
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Aram Muhammad Qadir, also presented the latest draft of the project to grant permission to public service employees to take leaves of absence to study in the Kurdistan Region or abroad. After a number of exchanges and amendments, the project was approved.