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Angelina Jolie Meets With Kurdistan Regional Prime Minister

Angelina Jolie Meets With Kurdistan Regional Prime Minister

Angelina Jolie shares a laugh with the prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan regional government Nechirvan Barzani during the next leg of her solidarity tour for the UNHCR on Sunday (September 16) in Arbil, Iraq.

That same day, the 37-year-old actress traveled to the Domiz Syrian refugee camp, which lies southeast of Dohuk City. Angie is currently in Iraq to speak with Iraqi leaders about refugees who fled violence in Syria.

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The day before, Angie met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiar Zebari, who presented her with a special gift

Also pictured: Angelina Jolie visiting Iraq’s Kurdistan region after her flight was canceled from Baghdad as a result of bad weather. She met with Kurdish officials at Erbil airport, and then met with refugees at a Syrian camp in Dohuk province of Kurdistan.

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3,167 Responses to “Angelina Jolie Meets With Kurdistan Regional Prime Minister”

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  1. 1
    elle Says:

    wow, even I am impressed ! She is certainly brave.

  2. 2
    Duh Says:

    Wow, she is doing more work than those so called politicians. Bravo!

  3. 3
    tish Says:

    Angie you are one brave lady . We love you!

  4. 4
    LaCroix Says:

    Angie is a great example for actresses to use their celebrity for a great cause. I wish more actors were like her!

  5. 5
    tish Says:

    Beauty and brains with a heart of gold.

  6. 6
    pup Says:

    Truly inspirational!

  7. 7
    LaCroix Says:

    Angie is a great example of actresses using their celebrity for meaningful causes. I wish there were more like her.

  8. 8
    tish Says:

    ITA. If only other celbs put half the effort into the humanitian work like Angie does . And it wouldn’t hurt them with their millions .
    I’d love to se that happen.

  9. 9
    tish Says:

    An inspiration, mentor with beauty to boot.

  10. 10
    tish Says:

    Angie is truly Amazing!

    Angelina Jolie shares a laugh with the prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan regional government Nechirvan Barzani during the next leg of her solidarity tour for the UNHCR on Sunday (September 16) in Arbil, Iraq.

    That same day, the 37-year-old actress traveled to the Domiz Syrian refugee camp, which lies southeast of Dohuk City. Angie is currently in Iraq to speak with Iraqi leaders about refugees who fled violence in Syria

  11. 11
    Lilly Says:

    Angelina changed so much in the last years. I think having children make magic with people. Now the years is passing by is she’s looking more beautiful. Good heart and happiness is the key.

  12. 12
    tish Says:

    16 September 2012 – 18H51

    Jolie in Iraq urges open borders for Syria refugees

    US actress and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie meets with Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan regional government, in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil. Jolie on Sunday called for Syria’s neighbours to keep their borders open to refugees, during a visit to a refugee camp in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region.

    US actress and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie is surrounded by security during her visit to the Domiz Syrian refugee camp, 20kms southeast of Dohuk city, in northern Iraq. Jolie on Sunday called for Syria’s neighbours to keep their borders open to refugees, during a visit to a refugee camp in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region.

    A man holds a poster of US actress and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie during her visit to the Domiz Syrian refugee camp, 20kms southeast of Dohuk city, in northern Iraq. Jolie on Sunday called for Syria’s neighbours to keep their borders open to refugees, during a visit to a refugee camp in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region. – Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie on Sunday called for Syria’s neighbours to keep their borders open to refugees, during a visit to a refugee camp in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region.

    “The most important thing is cooperation from the countries on the (Syrian) border… and to make sure these borders in all countries stay open,” said Jolie, a UN refugee agency (UNHCR) special envoy.

    “I’ve been of course very encouraged to be here and hear the government speak of continuing this wonderful, life-saving open border policy,” she told reporters at the Domiz refugee camp in Dohuk province.

    “I know how gracious the Kurdish government and the Kurdish region people have been to the Syrian refugees.”

    The three-province region hosts the majority of the Syrian refugees in Iraq.

    According to the UNHCR Syria Regional Refugee Response website, there are 25,508 registered Syrian refugees in Iraq, of which 16,833 are in Dohuk province.

    Another 10,914 Syrian refugees are awaiting registration, putting the total at more than 36,000.

    The UNHCR has said more than 250,000 Syrian refugees have been registered in neighbouring countries.

    The total number of Syrians who have fled the bloody civil war between supporters and opponents of President Bashar al-Assad is even greater.

    “With the continuation of the bloodshed in Syria, we have to all be prepared for a greater influx (of refugees), and I’m so happy to hear that the government is continuing to commit to these people,” said Jolie.

    The actress, who has been on a tour of countries bordering Syria, arrived in a white UN helicopter, then travelled to the camp by pickup truck.

    She stepped out of the vehicle near the camp, waving to the whistling, cheering crowd of Syrian refugees that greeted her.

    “I have been to the four borders of Syria, and this is the first camp I have been to where they are already preparing for winterisation, and also where there are ID cards, giving freedom of movement, which is an extraordinary thing,” Jolie said.

    A statement on UNHCR’s website said she had met Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Displacement and Migration Minister Dendar Najman in Baghdad, and also met Kurdistan officials including the region’s premier, Nechirvan Barzani.

    “Combined with the new influx of Syrian refugees and the sudden return of over 30,000 of their own citizens, the complexity of the situation and the challenges for this country just emerging from conflict cannot be overstated,” the statement quoted Jolie as saying.

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    tish Says:

    http://www.france24.com/en/20120916-jolie-iraq-urges-open-borders-syria-refugees

    Pic here.(above).

    Bless you Angie you have once again made us proud.

  14. 14
    busted Says:

    @Jp:

    she probably got a good look at you. Sometime we mirror what we see.

    YOU are an ugly idiot.

  15. 15
    Anne Says:

    Ok, she can be just an actress. But she’s not hanging out in Hollywood with her boyfriend, or partying every single day with her friends or even doing something useless like writing and holding up signs in NYC. She really helping people with actiong, going to war places and trying to be a good peaceful person. I dare say I admire her. As a person she’s brillant. Reminds Gandhi or Mother Teresa of Calcuta, in a good way. Both of them brings peace and love. It what changes the hearts and the world.

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    cheral Says:

    Thank you Jared for the posts highlighting Angie’s UN trip. Posts on entertainment blogs reach more people than news sites and programs (unfortunately)! So, the daily posts are appreciated along with other sites :))
    _
    Angie is incredibly courageous to travel to dangerous locations especially due to recent tragic events. I applaud her dedication to all refugees worldwide. An amazing, phenomenal human being! :))

  17. 17
    bdj Says:

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/jolie-iraq-urges-open-borders-syria-refugees-155129996.html

    “I have been to the four borders of Syria, and this is the first camp I have been to where they are already preparing for winterisation, and also where there are ID cards, giving freedom of movement, which is an extraordinary thing,” Jolie said.

    A statement on UNHCR’s website said she had met Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Displacement and Migration Minister Dendar Najman in Baghdad, and also met Kurdistan officials including the region’s premier, Nechirvan Barzani.

    “Combined with the new influx of Syrian refugees and the sudden return of over 30,000 of their own citizens, the complexity of the situation and the challenges for this country just emerging from conflict cannot be overstated,” the statement quoted Jolie as saying.

  18. 18
    bdj Says:

    The tag team frick and frack nutty troll should give it up. She is fooling no one. Go worship hair nutty troll.

  19. 19
    Alice Says:

    Angie and Brad are living a meaningful purpose life, you don’t see them at some fashion shows or night clubs, they would rather spending time with their kids or on the causes they are passionate about.

  20. 20
    tish Says:

    LMAo the two trolls can’t candle Angies polarizing figure, beauty or presence of her pic..poor babies..

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    WICKED WENCH Says:

    Look, whatever you think of her private morality (Pitt), you have to give her credit for her political activity and generosity. Angie and Brad contribute more of their income to charity than any other celebrities in Hollywood. In fact, even the conservatives who begrudge her the Pitt scandal concede that she is a staple of noble action when it comes to helping those in need.
    It doesn’t matter whether she is “only an actress”. That’s the point: no one is too high or too low to spend time offering a helping hand.

  22. 22
    rachel Says:

    so many superificial ********. Angelina is a true hollywood star.

  23. 23
    anustin Says:

    be safe,anjie.bless u.

  24. 24
    tish Says:

    Everybody loves Angie and Brad but Angie happens to be doing her year 10 of trips to countries in need. She was doing this before she met Brad and has always told the world how passionate she is about it.

    And has certainly proved to the world how true that statement is..

    Go Angie!! You are one special lady who deserves a gold medal.

  25. 25
    anustin Says:

    thank you,jared.u rock dude.

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