Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SUN, 22 APR 2018 18:56 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: FRI, 30 MAR 2018 22:49
Prime Minister Barzani receives international coalition forces new commander in Iraq

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the new commander of international coalition forces in Iraq, Major General Walter Piatt, and US Consul-General in the Kurdistan Region, Ken Gross, with their accompanying delegation.

Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani also attended the meeting.

General Piatt expressed satisfaction with the level of cooperation and coordination with the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces. He commended their effectiveness in the fight against ISIS. He expressed US readiness to continue strengthening cooperation with the Peshmerga forces.

Prime Minister Barzani thanked the International coalition, particularly the United States of America, for their help and support to the Peshmerga to defend all communities in the Kurdistan Region.

He expressed the Kurdistan Regional Government’s readiness to cooperate and coordinate with coalition forces, especially in places where the threat of terrorism remains. In this regard, he stressed the need for an effective mechanism between the KRG and Iraqi federal government, with the support of the coalition forces.

He also stressed that several political, economic, and social steps need to be taken to support and reassure the displaced persons to return to their places of origin.

Security and political developments in the greater region were also discussed.


 




Belgian Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq visits DFR
TUE, 17 APR 2018 11:37

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq - (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of Foregin Relations Department-KRG, Minister Falah Mustafa met with Belgian Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq, Mr. Hendrik van de Velde expressed concern regarding current situation in Iraq and the wider region, stressing the process of dialogue, negotiations, and the upcoming elections in Iraq.

 
Head of DFR meets with Russian Ambassador to Iraq
MON, 16 APR 2018 12:40

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (DFR.GOV.KRD) – Minister Falah Mustafa, received Russian Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Maksim Maksimov, to discuss a number of issues including recent political, security and humanitarian developments and ways to further enhance mutual relations.

 
Italian ‘Emergency Organization’ to support the health care system in Kurdistan Region
MON, 16 APR 2018 12:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) –The Head of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) in KRG, Minister Falah Mustafa, received Mr. Emanuele Annini, Deputy Director of the Italian ‘Emergency Organization’ to Erbil.

 

 

Delegation of the Netherlands Foreign Ministry visit DFR

SUN, 22 APR 2018 10:06

Ms. Mamand briefed the delegation on the latest political developments and dialogue process between Erbil and Baghdad. She also expressed KRG’s desire to strengthen ties with Kingdom of the Netherlands and the importance of the presence of the Dutch Consulate General  in Erbil. The assistant head also extended the willingness of DFR in seeking closer collaboration in various fields between Kurdistan Region and the Netherlands.

 

Head of DFR meets with Head of UNHCR in Iraq

THU, 19 APR 2018 10:32

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, met with Head of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iraq, Mr. Bruno Guido on 12 April 2018.

 

Head of DFR welcomes the new Consul General of the People's Republic of China to Kurdistan Region

TUE, 17 APR 2018 12:44

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq - (dfr.gov.krd) – 11 April 2018, On the occasion of assuming his new position in Kurdistan Region, Minister Mustafa received the new Consul General of the People's Republic of China Mr. Ni Ruchi.


Kurdistan Region to boost relations with India

TUE, 17 APR 2018 11:50

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq - (dfr.gov.krd) – The new Consul General of the Republic of India, Mr. Chandramouli K. Kern, visited KRG Foreign Relations Department  and was warmly received by Minister Mustafa and his Assistant Head, Ms. Siham Mamand, to welcome the newly appointed Consul General of the Republic of India to Kurdistan.