Hungarian president arrives in Kurdistan Region

Novak is scheduled to meet with Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday to inaugurate a new SABIS school in Ankawa.
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Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani (left) shaking hands with Hungarian President Katalin Novák, Dec. 9, 2022. (Photo: The Presidency of the Kurdistan Region)
Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani (left) shaking hands with Hungarian President Katalin Novák, Dec. 9, 2022. (Photo: The Presidency of the Kurdistan Region)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Katalin Novák, President of Hungary, on Friday arrived in Erbil and was welcomed by Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani.

After visiting Bartella and Telskuf to open a school there, Novak is scheduled to meet with Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday to inaugurate a new SABIS school in Ankawa.

As the first Hungarian head to visit Iraq, she will meet Hungarian soldiers stationed in Iraq, and humanitarian projects implemented under the auspices of the Hungary Helps program.

Hungarian president arrived in Baghdad early Friday and met with Iraqi President Abdullatif Rashid.

"We both agree that fighting terrorism is essential to preserving our democracies," she wrote in the Tweet.

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Katalin Novák is the first female President of Hungary, who was elected on March 10, 2022, by the majority of the Hungarian Parliament.