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FRI, 24 MAR 2017 Kurdistan Region (GMT +3)

Short Biography on Mr. Hemen Hawrami

Hemen Hawrami is currently a member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leadership Council and the head of its Foreign Relations Office. Mr. Hawrami is the youngest member of KDP Leadership.

Born in 1976 in the town of Halabja (the scene of genocidal chemical bombardment by the regime of Saddam Hussein in 1988), Mr. Hawrami graduated with a B.A degree in English literature in 1999 from the University of the Capital of Iraqi Kurdistan (Erbil), Salahaddin University. He was an active member of Kurdistan Students Union from 1989 to 2000. Prior to his graduation from 1999, he served in the KDP Media writing extensively on political matters relating to the politics of Kurdistan, Middle East and international politics. He also translated wide variety of political writings from English to Kurdish and vice- versa until 2002. He also occupied several positions engaged in public relations and other KDP organisational positions.

Later from 2004, he served in the office of President Barzani (the Leader of KDP and President of the Kurdistan Region) in several capacities till December 2010 when he was elected to the leadership of KDP in its 13th Congress. He was later appointed as the head of KDP Foreign Relations Office in July 2011.

Mr. Hawrami is the author of Eghit  books on Freedom and the Relationship between Opposition and Authority in a Democratic Experience. Also, he is a public figure within Iraqi Kurdistan and wider afield in other parts of Kurdistan and constantly demanded by the Kurdish, Iraqi, regional and international media. He is considered to be an informative, honest, sharp, persuasive politician with an excellent ability to convince and influence the citizenry.The cadres thought and the Political Marketing, Impossible Politics in a Dynamic Equation

Mr. Hawrami is married and has four children and he enjoys hiking, walking, reading and socializing.

Selected Articles
Report on Munich Security Conference (MSC)

His Excellency President Barzani attended the Munich Security Conference (MSC), which is the most important event of the year, addressing international conflicts and resolutions


A formal handover ceremony took place at the Kurdistan Democratic Party's Foreign Relations Office

On 15 February where Hemin Hawrami officially passed responsibility to Hoshyar Siwaily.

Hawrami meets Japan's new Consul General to Kurdistan for talks on relations

In a meeting with the newly-appointed Japanese Consul General to Kurdistan, Katsumi Moriyasu, Hemin Hawrami highlighted the appreciation of the Kurdish administration for Japan's role in supporting the Kurds and said he hoped that both sides can encourage future positive relations