Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 25 MAR 2019 05:53 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: FRI, 25 MAR 2016 01:36
Canadian MPs visit KRG Representation in Washington to discuss parliamentary group on Kurdistan

Washington, DC, USA (us.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman welcomed the founders of a new Canadian parliamentary group focusing on Kurdistan for a meeting at the KRG Representation in Washington on March 16, 2016.

Canadian Members of Parliament (MPs) Tom Kmiec, Gord Johns and Michael Cooper said that the purpose of the ‘Parliamentary Friends of the Kurds’ is to grow the relationship between Canada and Kurdistan. The group was founded by Mr Kmiec and is co-chaired by Mr Johns, both of whom have significant Kurdish populations as part of their constituencies.

Although the group stands at 12 members, they were hopeful that they could grow it to 24 members in the near future. Among their priorities is to establish dialogue between Canadian and Kurdish lawmakers and foster positive relations between Canada and the Kurdistan Region.

Following the meeting, Representative Abdul Rahman, Mr Kmiec, Mr Johns and Mr Cooper held a joint press conference for the Kurdish media at the KRG Representation.

Earlier in the day, the MPs attended the 28th anniversary commemoration of the Halabja chemical attacks, an event co-hosted by the KRG Representation and the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

In November 2015, Head of KRG Foreign Relations Minister Falah Mustafa and Ms Abdul Rahman toured Canada and had urged Canadian MPs to establish a parliamentary group to grow Kurdistan’s relationship with Canada.




KRG UK Representative participates in a panel session on a range of issues including the political, security and economic developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq hosts by APPG Kurdistan
MON, 18 MAR 2019 21:08

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region, Mr Jack Lopresti MP held a parliamentary briefing for the Kurdistan High Representative to the United Kingdom, Karwan Jamal Tahir, and Iraqi Deputy Ambassador to the UK, Nazar Mirjan with the Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP to address the members of UK Parliament on a broad range of matters, including the political, security and economic developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

 
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MON, 18 MAR 2019 20:14

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) at the heart of London’s West End became home to the launching of the Kurdistan Memory Programme (KMP) and screening of the UK premiere documentary film ‘One Yazidi Family vs. ISIS’, directed and produced by Gwynne Roberts following its debut screening at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

A delegation from the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) visits DFR
MON, 18 MAR 2019 20:06

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Minister Falah Mustafa meets Flanders political and trade delegation

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Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa on 19th March met a political and trade delegation from the Flanders Region of Belgium, led by Deputy Governor of Antwerp, Mr. Claudi Marinor, accompanied by Mr. Delavar Ajgeiy, KRG Representative to Belgium.

 

Head of DFR meets delegation from the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East

WED, 20 MAR 2019 23:21

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Minister Falah Mustafa meets Chargé D'Affaires of the Philippine Embassy

WED, 20 MAR 2019 23:18

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa on 18th March received Mr Julius D. Torres, the Chargé D'Affaires of the Philippine Embassy in Baghdad, and discussed mechanisms to develop bilateral cooperation and issues of common concern.

 

Minister Falah Mustafa receives Swiss Consul to Jordan Dario Lanzillo

WED, 20 MAR 2019 23:15

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa on 18th March welcomed Mr. Dario Lanzillo, Consul at the Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan.