Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 18 FEB 2019 09:57 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: FRI, 30 MAR 2018 22:53
Prime Minister Barzani meets with UN Special Envoy

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), Mr. Ján Kubiš, and his accompanying delegation.

Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani also attended the meeting.

UN Envoy Kubiš expressed his satisfaction with the positive steps taken by the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi federal government and hoped for more serious talks in order to resolve outstanding issues. In this regard, he also expressed United Nations readiness to provide any assistance.

He presented an overview of his efforts to create an appropriate atmosphere for holding Iraqi elections, including the gathering of  Iraqi political parties yesterday to sign a charter of honor to ensure holding successful elections.

Prime Minister Barzani thanked Mr. Kubiš for his support for the ongoing talks between Erbil and Baghdad, that resulted in solving some issues. He expressed his aspiration for serious dialogue to resolve other outstanding issues.

Also, he considered the participation of the Kurdistan political parties in yesterday’s gathering of Iraqi political parties as support to the political process in Iraq and the upcoming elections. He also discussed the importance of holding elections in the Kurdistan Region on time.

Prime Minister Barzani raised the plight of those internally displaced persons, who returned voluntarily to their places of origin, but due to lack of security and basic services have returned to their camps. He said it is necessary the Iraqi government, with the assistance of the international community, find a solution to this issue.

 




DFR Minister updates Diplomatic Missions of Arab countries in the Kurdistan Region
SAT, 9 FEB 2019 20:11

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa and the Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Mamand hosted Consuls General of Arab countries based in Kurdistan to give an update on the current situation and exchange views on further strengthening ties on February, 6, 2019.

 
Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa receives UNHCR Representative to Iraq
SAT, 9 FEB 2019 08:30

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa received the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative to Iraq, Bruno Geddo on Thursday (February 7, 2019),  to discuss a range of issues concerning the current situation.

 
Prime Minister Barzani meets visiting Italian Prime Minister Conte
THU, 7 FEB 2019 17:34

THUErbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his accompanying delegation in Erbil.

 

 

KRG Representative to Poland meets with the Marshal of Mazowieckie Voivodeship

WED, 13 FEB 2019 10:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative in Poland, Ziyad Raoof met with Adam Struzik, Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, which is the biggest among 16 Polish voivodeships and its capital Warsaw is also the capital of Poland on ( 11th February 2019)

 

DFR Minister receives the Spanish Ambassador to Iraq to discuss recent political developments and issues of common interest

TUE, 12 FEB 2019 11:45

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa met with the Ambassador of Spain to Iraq, Juan José Escobar Stemmann and his accompanying delegation on 9 February 2019.

 

UNHCR organizes workshop on “enhancing the protection space for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kurdistan Region”

SAT, 9 FEB 2019 20:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Iraq in collaboration with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR)  concluded a one  workshop on “enhancing the protection space for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kurdistan Region” on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

 

Iran celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

SAT, 9 FEB 2019 20:15

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa and a number of government officials, political parties and members of parliaments attended the ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution of the Islamic Republic of Iran hosted by the Iranian Consulate General in Erbil.