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EU’s Role in Strengthening Kurdistan Region’s Institutions

The Middle East Research Institute (MERI) is pleased to host a seminar on “EU’s role in strengthening Kurdistan Region’s Institutions”, for His Excellency Ramon Blecua, the European Union’s ambassador to Iraq. The seminar will take place on Munday13, November 2017 at 11:00. The seminar will also address the referendum aftermath, the upcoming elections in Iraq and EU’s role in the political dynamics between the KRG and Baghdad.

Attendance to this event is by invitation only. The Event will be live-streamed at 11:05

Background Information

Mr Ramon Blecua Casas Entered the Diplomatic Career in 1988, holding several postings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassies of Spain in Ghana, Indonesia, Egypt and Guatemala until 1997. From 1992 to 1995 he was the Spanish representative to the Palestinian/Israeli peace negotiations in Cairo. In 1996 he received the assignment as Cooperation and Coordination for Guatemala and participated in the International Commission Security Sector Reform of Guatemala.

From 1997 to 2014 His Excellency Casas assumed a number of diplomatic positions including Head of the Office of the Director of the Institute for Cooperation with Latin America in the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, Advisor of the Deputy Minister for International Cooperation and Latin America, Chief of Cabinet of the Director of the Cervantes Institute, Deputy Head of Mission in Tehran, Consul General in Buenos Aires, Cultural Counselor  in  Cairo o, advisor for the International Center Oscar Niemeyer in Aviles  for Cultural Diplomacy Projects,  Deputy Head of Mission in the  Spanish Embassy in New Delhi and Head of Political Section 0f the EU Delegation in Sana’a .

Besides the participation in international conferences, acting as Spanish representative, he has been invited to lecture by International IDEA, the Latin American Centre of Administration for Development, Argentinean Centre for Foreign Relations, universities and research centers on issues of international cooperation, democratic governance and international relations.

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