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Regional Reconstruction Team (RRT) Holds Inauguration Ceremony

Regional Reconstruction Team in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region
February 1, 2007

An inauguration ceremony was held on February 1, 2007, at Camp Zaytun to mark the opening of the Regional Reconstruction Team (RRT) for the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani delivered remarks along with Ambassador Chang Ki-Ho from the Republic of Korea and Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad from the United States. The team leader is Ambassador Park Kyu-Ock of the Republic of Korea and his deputy is James Yellin of the United States. [press release; fact sheet]

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Korean Ambassador and Ambassador James Yellin, Deputy Team Leader of the Erbil Regional Reconstruction Team ,RRT, unveil the Erbil RRT seal and the Erbil RRT inaugural ceremony on February 1,  2007  ,
Korean Amb. and Amb. James Yellin, Deputy Team Leader of the Erbil Regional Reconstruction Team (RRT) unveil the Erbil RRT seal and the Erbil RRT inaugural ceremony.
Kurdistan Regional Government  Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani delivers remarks at the Erbil RRT inaugural on February 1, 1007.  [Photo by Clinton Carter, Department of State]
Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani delivers remarks at the Erbil RRT inaugural.
The Korean Army Band from Camp Zaytun played at the opening of the Erbil RRT. [Photo by Susan Phalen, Department of State]
The Korean Army Band from Camp Zaytun played at the opening of the Erbil RRT.
Korean Army Band members play at the opening of the Erbil RRT.  ,Feb. 1, 2007, Photo by Susan Phalen, Department of State,
Korean Army Band members play at the opening of the Erbil RRT.
Chang Ki-Ho, the Korean Ambassador to Iraq, delivers remarks at the opening of the Erbil RRT.   US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad is on the right.  [February 1, 2007, Photo by Susan Phalen, Department of
Chang Ki-Ho, the Korean Amb. to Iraq, delivers remarks at the opening of the Erbil RRT.
US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad delivers remarks at the opening of the Erbil RRT. ,February 1, 2007, Photo by Susan Phalen, Dept. of State,
U.S. Amb. Zalmay
Khalilzad delivers  remarks at the opening of the Erbil RRT. 


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