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Wednesday 21 April 2021

Conference on the 30th Anniversary of the No-Fly Zone Establishment in Iraqi Kurdistan

Conference on the 30th Anniversary of the No-Fly Zone Establishment in Iraqi Kurdistan Conference on the 30th Anniversary of the No-Fly Zone Establishment in Iraqi Kurdistan

 
The Institute of Oriental Studies held a scientific conference on the 21st of April 2021. The conference was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the no-fly zone establishment in Iraqi Kurdistan (UN Security Council Resolution No. 688).

The event was organized by the Center of Near and Middle East Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies (the Russian Academy of Sciences) and the Representative Office of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Russia. The conference was held in full-time format in the hall of academic councils.

V.V. Naumkin, the President of the Institute, opened the conference with a welcoming speech. The following people made reports during the plenary session:

Danar Mustafa, the Acting Representative of the Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan in Russia spoke on "The role and impact of Resolution No. 688 on the status of Iraqi Kurdistan".
The Minister Safin Desai, the Head of External Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government, recorded his video message from Iraq. 

The following staff members of the Near and Middle East Study Center presented their reports: 

K.V. Vertyaev (the Head of the Kurdish Studies Sector at the Central Information Center) - "The political consequences of the no-fly zone establishment in the Northern Iraq within the framework of the Provide Comfort 1991 Operation",
V.V. Makarenko -  "Transboundary as a factor in the Kurdish world development", 
M.S. Ozmanyan - "On trade and economic relations of Russia and Iraq", 
L.M. Ravandi-Fadai (Study Center of the Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Ural-Volga Region) - "Russia and the Kurdish factor". 

The guests of the conference were Ahmed Hussein Khalil (Adviser to the Iraqi Ambassador to Russia), diplomats of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Abubakir Sha Muhammad (President of the Institute of Kurdistan and West Asia), Badoi Said (Representative of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Iraq), Daria Zhigulskaya (Deputy Director of the Istitute of the Asian and African Countiries of the MSU), Yuri Nabiev, etc.

An exhibition of Kurdish artists Norik Musoyan and Temur Rashoev took place in the GAUGN hall after the solemn part of the event.