Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SUN, 22 APR 2018 18:59 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: SUN, 1 APR 2018 21:08
The KRG Council of Ministers congratulates Christians on Easter and Babylonian-Assyrian New Year

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – In a statement, the Kurdistan Regional Government Council of Ministers congratulated all Christians - Assyrians, Syriacs, Chaldeans, Armenians, and all others - in Kurdistan, Iraq, and around the world who celebrate Easter and the Babylonian-Assyrian New Year Festival, Akitu.

Following is the text of the statement:

On the occasion of Easter and Akitu we extend our warmest congratulations to our Assyrian, Syriac, Chaldean, Armenian, and all other Christian brothers and sisters in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq and the world. We wish them a Happy Easter and Akitu in safety and prosperity.

Easter and Akitu come at a time when tens of thousands of our Christian brothers and sisters are, unfortunately, living in displacement, where terrorist attacks in the Nineveh Plain, Mosul, and many other parts of Iraq forced them to leave their homes.

We hope to celebrate the coming events in better conditions with our Christian brothers and sisters as they return with dignity to their homeland to continue pursuing secure and stable lives.

Happy Easter and Akitu.




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.