Iraq is responsible for the safety and protection of its civilians, and the outside world should stimulate both Baghdad and the Kurdish government to take that responsibility, says Jeannette Seppen, until very recently ambassador for the Netherlands in Iraq. After two years in Baghdad, she has left for the same position in Pakistan.
After ISIS entered the arena halfway through her term in Iraq, Seppen’s
work changed enormously, with more emphasis on humanitarian aid. She
spoke in admiration about victims of ISIS for the resilience they have
In this exclusive interview, Rudaw spoke to Seppen about her years in
Iraq, where she visited the Kurdistan region often as the Netherlands
upgraded its embassy office in Erbil into a consulate.
Read the interview here