Arrival at Erbil International Airport

On June 9, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived at Erbil International Airport in Iraq, to take part in the ceremony of the legal oath of His Excellency Nechirvan Barzani as President of Iraqi Kurdistan.
He is accompanied by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
His Holiness was received at the airport by Their Eminences Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk, Kurdistan and Environs, and Mor Timotheos Moussa Al-Shamani, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mor Mattai Monastery, as well as representatives of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan their Excellencies: Mr. Karim Sinjari, Minister for the Interior, and Mr. Pishtiwan Sadiq, Minister of Education.