Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
FRI, 22 JUN 2018 06:18 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.

 




Assistant Head of DFR receives representative from Australian Embassy in Iraq to discuss developments in the region
SUN, 27 MAY 2018 11:42

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of Kurdistan Regional Government, Siham Mamand, received on Thursday, a representative of the Australian Embassy in Iraq, Ryan Tierney, to discuss developments in the region and means to improve partnership and strengthening of bilateral relations.

 
MOSCOW – Head of KRG DFR meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa
THU, 24 MAY 2018 09:56

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – By invitation from the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa,  Mikhail Bogdanov, the Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations with his accompanying delegation paid an official visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on 22 May, 2018.

 
Assistant Head of DFR receives Swedish Deputy Ambassador to Iraq
WED, 23 MAY 2018 13:00

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Siham Mamand, Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, today received Joran Bjallerstedt, Swedish Deputy Ambassador to Iraq, to review bilateral ties and discuss recent developments in the region and beyond.

 

 

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie thanks KRG for support to Syrian refugees

SUN, 17 JUN 2018 21:40

The UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, along with UNCHR’s senior team in Iraq, visits Erbil and is received by H.E. Safin Dizayee, the KRG’s Spokesperson and the chief of staff of the KRG’s Prime Minister.

 

Romania to further strengthen relations with the Kurdistan Region

WED, 13 JUN 2018 12:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Siham Jabali Mamand, Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of Kurdistan Regional Government, received Iacob Prada, Romanian Ambassador to Iraq to discuss bilateral relations between the two sides, and emphasized the means of promoting mutual co-operation and reviewed the latest political developments in the region.

 

Outgoing Hungarian Consul General bids farewell to Kurdistan Region

WED, 6 JUN 2018 12:30

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The Consulate General of Hungary to Kurdistan Region, Csaba Vezekényi, paid a farewell visit to KRG Department of Foreign Relations and was received by Siham Jabali Mamand, Assistant Head of DFR.

 

A delegation from the British House of Representatives visit DFR

WED, 30 MAY 2018 11:30

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Siham Mamand, Assistant Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, on Tuesday received a delegation from the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) of the UK parliament led by, Jack Lopresti.