EUAM Iraq Head of Mission Dr. Markus Ritter conducted a three-day visit to Duhok, the Kurdistan region of Iraq and introduced the Mission to different political, security and cultural authorities. He met with the governor of Duhok Mr. Farhad Ameen Atrooshi and discussed the security situation in the region. Duhok city borders Syria to the west, Iran to the east and Turkey to the north and is surrounded by beautiful Zagros mountains. Duhok hosted several internally displaced people from Mosul during the Isis invasion.
During the visit Head of Mission Ritter also met with the Chief of Police Major General Tarik Ahmed and Head of Kurdish security service Assayesh, Brigadier Bijar Kurmarki.
- I was really pleased and privileged to meet and exchange views with several authorities in the region. I continue to visit the different governorates in the country to introduce the Mission and to enhance cooperation, Ritter states.