Greece to give visa to Kur­dish peo­ple

Di­rect flights be­tween Greece and Er­bil

The Kurdish Globe - - FRONT PAGE -

Res­i­dents of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion will soon be able to get both Greek and Schen­gen visas from the Greek Em­bassy in Bagh­dad with­out fly­ing to Bagh­dad.

Res­i­dents of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion will soon be able to get both Greek and Schen­gen visas from the Greek Em­bassy in Bagh­dad with­out fly­ing to Bagh­dad.

In a re­lated de­vel­op­ment, di­rect flights be­tween Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and Greece is to be launched soon.

On Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 30, 2014, Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Prime Min­is­ter Nechir­van Barzani re­ceived the newly as­signed Greek Am­bas­sador to Iraq Dy­s­io­n­ios Kiv­i­tos, in the Kur­dish cap­i­tal city of Er- bil in his first visit to the city.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, they dis­cussed many top­ics in­clud­ing the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of Iraq and Kur­dis­tan Re­gion as well as fight­ing against Is­lamic State (IS) mil­i­tants, the re­cent in­flux of refugees into Kur­dis­tan and the in­creas­ing need of aid by both Bagh­dad gov­ern­ment and in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity for the refugees and in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons in the Re­gion.

Kiv­i­tos spoke about his visit to Duhok prov­ince to see the con­di­tion of the refugees in the prov­ince.

He shed light on Greek hu­man­i­tar­ian aid to the refugees in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion that were sent by both UN and Euro­pean Union (EU).

He men­tioned that Greek gov­ern­ment would con­tinue send­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian aids to the refugees.

As a step to­ward fos­ter­ing mu­tual re­la­tions, Kiv­i­tos pointed out that from now on, peo­ple from Kur­dis­tan Re­gion can get both Greek and Schen­gen visa with­out fly­ing to Greek Em­bassy in Bagh­dad.

He also men­tioned that in a near fu­ture, a Greek air­line will start a di­rect flight be­tween Greece and Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Cap­i­tal Er­bil.

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