Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SUN, 21 APR 2019 05:52 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.

Minister Falah Mustafa meets German state of Baden-Württemberg officials, headed by Minister of Science
THU, 18 APR 2019 11:45

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – A high-level delegation from the German state of Baden-Württemberg visited the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) and met with Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the DFR.

Minister Falah Mustafa and Czech Republic Deputy Foreign Minister Smolik speak at launch of Czech Academic City in Erbil
THU, 18 APR 2019 11:40

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa on April 15, 2019, participated in a ceremony to launch the Czech Academic City, together with the Czech Republic Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Martin Smolik, Consul General Mr. Michal Svoboda, and university heads and faculties. The launch was organized by Czech Technical University of Ostrava – VŠB.

Minister Falah Mustafa meets Chairman of the International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) to discuss support for IDPs and refugees
TUE, 16 APR 2019 10:43

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa welcomed Mr. Abdulla Al Matouq, the Chairman of the International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) and his accompanying delegation along with Consul General of the State of Kuwait in Erbil, Dr. Omar Al-Kandari.


Minister Falah Mustafa and International Crisis Group Senior Analyst discusses political and humanitarian developments

THU, 18 APR 2019 18:47

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa on Wednesday met with Ms. Dareen Khalifa, Senior Analyst at the International Crisis Group, and discussed the post-conflict political and humanitarian situation in Kurdistan and Iraq.


Minister Falah Mustafa discusses sustainable development with the Smithsonian Institution

THU, 18 APR 2019 18:45

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa on Wednesday met with a delegation from the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education and research complex, headed by Mr. John Davis, Provost the Under Secretary for Museums and Research at the Smithsonian Institution.


Minister Falah Mustafa and Qatari Charge D'Affaires discuss areas of cooperation

THU, 18 APR 2019 18:43

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa received Mr. Hussein Ali al-Fadala, the Qatari Charge D'Affaires to Iraq, to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations, the current political developments and efforts to form the new KRG cabinet.


Czech Republic aims to strengthen bilateral relations with Kurdistan

THU, 18 APR 2019 15:48

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa on April 15, 2019, received the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, Mr. Martin Smolik.