Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 19 DEC 2018 11:10 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.




Introductory meeting between New Egyptian Consul to Kurdistan Region and DFR Head, Falah Mustafa
TUE, 11 DEC 2018 19:25

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The new Consul of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Kurdistan Region, Ambassador Ahmed Jihad Hares visited the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) and was received by Falah Mustafa, Head of DFR, and Siham Mamand, the Assistant Head and discussed current political developments, efforts to form the new KRG government and Erbil-Baghdad ties.

 
Poland’s Minister for Humanitarian Affairs visits Kurdistan Region and met with the KRG Officials
MON, 10 DEC 2018 22:55

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – Beata Kempa, Poland’s Minister for Humanitarian Aid visited the Kurdistan Region and was received by the Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa, the Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Mamand, and the Governor of the Erbil, Nawzad Hadi, accompanied by the KRG Representative to Poland, Ziyad Raoof.

 
Prime Minister Barzani receives British Ambassador
MON, 10 DEC 2018 12:50

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received British Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks, Lord Francis Maude, and British Consul General to the Kurdistan Region, Martin Warr.

 

 

Head of DFR presents a seminar at the Lebanese French in Erbil

TUE, 18 DEC 2018 14:34

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa presented an academic seminar entitled “The Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Region and the Kurdish issue around the world” at the Lebanese French University (LFU) in Erbil. The LFU Presidency, the University Commission, Heads of Departments and a number of students were also in attendance.


Dutch Foreign Minister, Stef Blok pays an official visit to Erbil

TUE, 18 DEC 2018 14:31

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The Dutch Foreign Minister, Stef Blok arrived in Erbil, on the 17th of December 2018, and was welcomed by the Minister of Interior of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Karim Sinjari and the Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa.

 

Swedish Embassy Office in the Kurdistan Region celebrates a Winter Reception in Erbil

MON, 17 DEC 2018 14:32

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The Embassy Office of the Kingdom of Sweden hosted a Winter Reception on the 12th December 2018 in Erbil,  In attendance were senior KRG officials, members of Parliament, governors, representatives of political parties, the Ambassador of Sweden to Iraq, Pontus Melander, and Deputy Head of Mission in Erbil, Mahyad Tavakoli.

 

KRG UK Representation to organize an event for the Kurdistan trade delegation

MON, 17 DEC 2018 12:17

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The KRG UK Representation and the British Expertise International (BEI) organized an event for the Kurdistan Chambers of Commerce delegation led by Dara Jalil Khayat, Head of the Federation of Kurdistan Chambers of Commerce. The delegation composed of the Head of Erbil Chamber of Commerce, Dara Jalil Khayat, Head of Sulaymaniyah Chamber of Commerce, Sirwan Muhamad, and Head of Duhok Chamber of Commerce, Ayad Abdulhalim in London.