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KAS Press Release

Konrad Adeneuer Steftung (KAS) and Rafidain Center for Dialogue (RCD) sign a cooperation agreement for a partnership program for the upcoming RCD Forum 2019 which will be held 3rd to 5th of Feb in Baghdad RCD Forum 2019 is first of its kind to be held in Baghdad, and would be attended by highest level of Iraqi, regional and International officials from the Governments, as well as Parliament members, scholars and researchers from major Think Tanks and universities from Iraq and abroad. “We are delighted to participate in the RCD Forum in Baghdad, this forum represents a key event for our Iraqi program and put emphasis for the various programs KAS conducts in Iraq” said Ms. Laure-Maissa Fargelat, ((Director of Middle East Program)) at KAS, She also added that “RCD Forum is a golden opportunity to meet the Iraqi political leadership as well as Iraqi government decision makers, NGOs, researchers, and business leaders” “We are very excited to with with KAS at the upcoming RCD Forum in Baghdad, KAS is one of the leading Think Tanks working on Iraqi affairs and helped various government and non government institutions in capacity building and training programs” said Farhad Alaaldin, Chairman of RCD Forum Organising Committee. “KAS has long track record and vast experience working with countries like Iraq in the past 50 years, they will be a valuable partner and contributor to RCD Forum” About KAS: The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation Established in 1955. In Germany, 16 regional offices offer a wide variety of civic education conferences and events. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The foundation’s headquarters are situated in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, and also in Berlin. Freedom, justice and solidarity are the basic principles underlying the work of KAS. Civic education programs aim at promoting freedom and liberty, peace, and justice. KAS cooperates with governmental institutions, political parties, civil society organizations and handpicked elites, building strong partnerships along the way. In particular seeks to intensify political cooperation in the area of development cooperation at the national and international levels on the foundations of its objectives and values. Together with its partners KAS makes a contribution to the creation of an international order that enables every country to develop in freedom and under its own responsibility.

Rafidain Center for Dialogue (RCD) is an independent Think Tank registered as an NGO incorporated in 1994 in the Holly City of Najaf. RCD has a 1400 registered members that includes majority of the political party leadership of Iraq, top government officials, academic staff of major universities, think tank scholars and researchers. RCD members come from all the components of Iraqi Society from North to South, East to West.

RCD works on encouraging political, cultural and economic dialogue among the Iraqi people. Aiming to advance the democratic experience, establishing societal peace, and supporting the government and non-governmental institutions through a wide range of studies, research papers, publications, and conducting seminars, conferences and field visits.

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