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June 23rd, 2010 - 5:13 am § in KRG

KRG/UK trade conference in London sparks international interest

Last week I attended, and gave remarks at the Kurdistan Region’s “Gateway to Iraq” two-day trade and investment conference in London, joined by more than 500 delegates from around the world. The June 15-16 conference was hosted by the Kurdistan Regional Government U.K. Representation, with st[...]

June 14th, 2010 - 5:12 am § in KRG

KRG and UK Trade and Investment host conference in London

I have joined KRG Prime Minister Barham Salih, and other key Federal and Regional Government officials in London for a trade and investment conference sponsored by the Kurdistan Regional Government and UK Trade and Investment. During the conference, foreign companies, governments, economists and ind[...]

June 6th, 2010 - 2:33 pm § in KRG

My Decision Not to Run for a Leadership Post in the PUK

Today I officially decided that I will not be running for a leadership position in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) 3rd Congress. While I am proud to be the son of Jalal Talabani, and the Grandson of Ibrahim Ahmed, the PUK has never been, nor will it ever be a family run party.  Although [...]

June 5th, 2010 - 3:08 pm § in KRG

The Story of a Party Congress and the Female Royal Physician of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty

The city of Sulaimani, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is currently a-buzz with political maneuverings and party politics.  Such is the norm during any political party convention; and it’s certainly the case at the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) 3rd General Congress (Convention) What make[...]

June 1st, 2010 - 8:41 am § in KRG

Flight LH 696 is Now Boarding

Sitting at Frankfurt airport waiting to board Lufthansa flight LH696, one could have mistakenly thought that passengers around me were waiting to board a flight to London, Shanghai or New York.  The passengers at Gate 30 were  businessmen, and women, reviewing power point charts; younger travelers[...]

May 31st, 2010 - 6:17 am § in KRG

Commemorating Memorial Day in the Kurdistan Region

On behalf of the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, I would like to express thanks and deep gratitude this Memorial Day to all the American soldiers who have given their lives to free us from Saddam’s tyranny.  Iraqis—and Kurds in particular—owe a debt of thanks to American troops, v[...]