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 22:53
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.

 




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.