Consul General Matthias Mitman attended the commemoration honoring the 25th anniversary of Operation Provide Comfort on April 4, 2016

man speaking at a podiumOn April 4, Consul General Matthias Mitman spoke at a commemoration honoring the 25th anniversary of Operation Provide Comfort. Along with representatives from the British, French and Turkish Consulates General in Erbil and the Kurdistan Regional Government, CG Mitman paid tribute to those who had sacrificed their lives in the effort to provide a safe haven and humanitarian assistance to the residents of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) in the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War. He also praised the significant role of the Peshmerga in the fight against Da’esh and the generosity of the Kurdistan Regional Government in assisting the more than one million internally displaced persons and refugees currently living in the IKR.