Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
THU, 20 SEP 2018 23:59 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: WED, 11 APR 2018 11:12
Head of DFR calls on international observers to participate in monitoring the 2018 Iraqi Parliamentary Elections

Erbil, Kurdistan Region ( – In preparation for the 2018 Iraqi Parliamentary Elections, the Head of the Electoral Commission of Kurdistan Region Section, Mr. Mazin Abdulqadir, yesterday visited KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa. The meeting was also attended by the Assistant Head of the DFR, Ms. Siham Mamand.

Head of the Kurdistan’s Electoral Commission gave an overview of the components of the Independent High Elections Commission, the importance of the bio-metric registration of voters, the conduct-mechanism of the election through use of  new technology regulation system that address the voter registration process by taking necessary steps to speed up election results announcement.

"At the regional level, 64% of voters have already registered in the bio-metric system"  Mr. Abdulqadir said. He also stressed on the important role that media can play in disproving of the advertisements for the election campaigns.

Mr. Abdulqadir additionally touched upon the need to register the international teams in the High Electoral Commission after obtaining approval from the relevant authorities to monitor all stages of the electoral process.

Minister Mustafa expressed the readiness of the DFR for cooperation with the commission to serve a successful and peaceful election process.

Minister Mustafa also emphasized on the importance of the participation of a large number of international observers and international media agencies to monitor the process closely, he also said that the DFR will cooperate and coordinate with the Foreign Offices in KRI, International Agencies and KRG Representatives to providing the facilities for those who are interested in election monitoring.

Prime Minister Barzani receives UN delegation
MON, 17 SEP 2018 13:01

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Mohammad Naciri, regional director for the Arab States for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and his accompanying delegation.

DFR Head and German CG stress needs for strengthened cooperation between Kurdistan Region - German Republic
MON, 17 SEP 2018 12:21

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Barbara Wolf, German Consul General to Kurdistan Region together with the German Consul for political, economic and humanitarian affairs, Barbera Schumacher visited KRG Department of Foreign Relations and met with Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa Bakir and Assistant Head, Siham Mamand.

KRG DFR and new US Consulate General confirmed their determination to further develop existing relations
THU, 13 SEP 2018 17:03

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa along with the Assistant Head Siham Mamand met with the New US Consul General to Kurdistan Region, Steven Fagin, and his accompanying delegation.



Head of DFR and Swedish Ambassador to Iraq discuss areas of cooperation

WED, 19 SEP 2018 15:25

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – KRG Head of the  Department of Foreign RelationsMinister Falah Mustafa,  received Swedish Ambassador to Iraq, Pontus Melander and his accompanying delegation to discuss the latest political developments in the area.


Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Envoy discuss political process

TUE, 18 SEP 2018 20:12

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Brett McGurk, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman and the U.S. Consul General to the Kurdistan Region, Steven Fagin.


Greek Consul General meets with Head of DFR and formally assumes office in Kurdistan Region

TUE, 18 SEP 2018 16:51

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – The New Greek Consul General to Kurdistan Region, Efthymios Costopoulos, visited Foreign Relations Department and met the Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa.


Head of EU Liaison Office in Erbil and Head of DFR to further expand and advance bilateral cooperation

MON, 17 SEP 2018 13:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of Kurdistan Regional Government,  Minister Falah Mustafa along with Assistant Head Siham Mamand, yesterday received the Head of EU Liaison Office in Erbil, Clarisse Pásztory, to review the latest political situation in the Region.