KRG High Representative delivered a lecture at Durham University
News : 12/1/2022
Kingdom (uk.gov.krd), The Kurdistan Regional Government High Representative to
the United Kingdom, Karwan Jamal Tahir, delivered a lecture at Durham
University, Durham School of Government and International Affairs at St Aidan's
College, organized by the Institute for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies as
part of the Ambassadorial Lecture, titled "Oppressed minority to a
regional player: Kurdistan Region's Success, Drivers, and Challenges." The
event was attended by university staff and students.
Representative shed light on the oppression Kurd have endured throughout
history, which was marked with tumultuous events, from persecution, denial of
identity, and marginalization, to ethnic cleansing, simply because the Kurds
fought for freedom and democracy, as they believe that this is the only way
they can secure their full rights, he added "the Kurds have remained solid
and resistant due to their beliefs and aspirations of self-determination and
never surrendered to the brutality endured.
Representative highlighted the eras of transformation, the successes the
Kurdistan Region have achieved, and how the Kurds have become a significant
player regionally and internationally. Adding, "Kurdistan Region has
flourished in the light of international attention; we share many values and
consistent interests, most importantly peace and stability, which is in the
interest of everyone".
The lecture also
outlined the challenges the Kurdistan Region faces and the mechanism for
addressing them towards a sense of sustainable peace and overcoming the
matters, including preserving sovereignty from external violations.