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SUN, 20 AUG 2017 Kurdistan Region (GMT +3)

What is KDP?

Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is a democratic and patriotic party who believes in human rights, Social justice and individual freedom. The party believes in the Kurdish and other nations' right to self determination and practicing this right in accordance with the international legal jurisdictions and through democratic and peaceful means. To achieve its aims, the Party benefits from the experiences of the history of the Kurdish liberation movement and Mustafa Barzani's patriotic and heroic legacy. It also benefits from the shared experiences of other nations which are relevant to circumstances in Kurdistan.

KDP was founded on 16 August 1946 under the leadership of the Kurdish legendary leader Mustafa Barzan



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Kurdistan's independence, peace and coexistence are among the goals of the Kurdistan Democratic Party


On the sixteenth of August and the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, I extend my warmest greetings and congratulations to the cadres, members and supporters of the party

A delegation from KDP-FRO visited Japan


A KDP-FRO delegation headed by Hoshyar Siwaily visited Japan and met the Foreign Office and the Japanese political parties. During the first meeting which was on 3rd August, the delegation met with Mr MORYAMA HASHI, the Head of Liberal Democrat’s international Department and a member of the Japanese Parliament who was also appointed as the Head of the Party’s block in Parliament during the recent reshuffle. The second meeting was with Mr MOTOHIRO OONO, the Deputy Secretary of the Democratic party of Japan, a member of parliament. and the Head of the Party’s International Department. The delegation also visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and met with Mr Katsuhiko Takahashi, Deputy Director General of Middle East and African Affairs Bureau.  Mr Takahashi, who has visited Kurdistan, invited the delegation for dinner during which more discussions followed.

The New US Deputy Consul General Steven Gillen visits the KDP’s Foreign Relations Office in Pirman


The New US Deputy Consul General Steven Gillen heading a delegation from the US Consulate General in Erbil, accompanied by Steven Feinberg, Division Chief of Iraq, Iran and Arabian Peninsula Affairs at the State Department visited the KDP’s FRO