Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 22 APR 2019 09:40 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.

 




Czech Republic aims to strengthen bilateral relations with Kurdistan
THU, 18 APR 2019 15:48

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa on April 15, 2019, received the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, Mr. Martin Smolik.

 
Minister Falah Mustafa meets German state of Baden-Württemberg officials, headed by Minister of Science
THU, 18 APR 2019 11:45

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – A high-level delegation from the German state of Baden-Württemberg visited the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) and met with Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the DFR.

 
Minister Falah Mustafa and Czech Republic Deputy Foreign Minister Smolik speak at launch of Czech Academic City in Erbil
THU, 18 APR 2019 11:40

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa on April 15, 2019, participated in a ceremony to launch the Czech Academic City, together with the Czech Republic Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Martin Smolik, Consul General Mr. Michal Svoboda, and university heads and faculties. The launch was organized by Czech Technical University of Ostrava – VŠB.

 

 

Minister Falah Mustafa welcomes a delegation from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

SUN, 21 APR 2019 10:02

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa welcomed a delegation from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KSA) headed by Mr Gregor Jaecke, Head of the Foundation’s Syria and Iraq Office, and discussed research, strategic cooperation and the current political developments in Kurdistan and beyond.

 

Minister Falah Mustafa and International Crisis Group Senior Analyst discusses political and humanitarian developments

THU, 18 APR 2019 18:47

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa on Wednesday met with Ms. Dareen Khalifa, Senior Analyst at the International Crisis Group, and discussed the post-conflict political and humanitarian situation in Kurdistan and Iraq.

 

Minister Falah Mustafa discusses sustainable development with the Smithsonian Institution

THU, 18 APR 2019 18:45

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa on Wednesday met with a delegation from the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education and research complex, headed by Mr. John Davis, Provost the Under Secretary for Museums and Research at the Smithsonian Institution.

 

Minister Falah Mustafa and Qatari Charge D'Affaires discuss areas of cooperation

THU, 18 APR 2019 18:43

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa received Mr. Hussein Ali al-Fadala, the Qatari Charge D'Affaires to Iraq, to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations, the current political developments and efforts to form the new KRG cabinet.