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Round table – inauguration of the photographic EXPO “WARS AND REFUGEES: 30 years of the great Kurdish exodus”

Madrid, October 29, 2021

The exhibition “Wars and Refugees: 30 Years of the Great Kurdish Exodus” recalls, through four renowned photojournalists: José Luis Vidal Coy, Rafael Magaña, Alfredo Cáliz and Karlos Zurutuza, the events that occurred three decades ago in northern Iraq, when During the 1991 Gulf War, an entire town had to flee pursued by Saddam Hussein’s Army.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on November 10, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the La Corrala cultural center, with a round table with Manuel Martorell, a renowned Spanish journalist and historian, specialized in Kurdistan and with the participation of the Spanish Commission for Assistance to Refugee (CEAR), José Luis Vidal Coy, a reporter who covered the 1991 exodus and Rahim Kaderi, a Kurdish human rights activist. Moderator of the round table: Fernando Camacho Padilla, professor of contemporary history, UAM.
The event organized by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and the GRK office in Spain in collaboration with the Persian cultural center Persepolis. Free assistance until full capacity.


Statement by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on US bipartisan resolution

I welcome the bipartisan resolution by our friends, Senators Chris Van Hollen and Marco Rubio commemorating Operation Provide Comfort and the strong partnership between Iraqi Kurdistan and the United States.

I also appreciate the seven original cosponsors in the House of Representatives: Mike Waltz, Jim Cooper, Chris Stewart, Jason Crow, Dina Titus, Andy Kim, Don Bacon for their friendship.

The humanitarian intervention saved countless lives; gave us the protection necessary to secure our democracy; and spawned our strong, modern partnership. Today Kurdistan is an oasis of stability in a region short on certainty.

Our friendship was forged through common ideals, and I look forward to working with our friends in the administration and Congress to further strength it.

Masrour Barzani