Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 17 JUL 2018 10:34 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.

Assistant Head of DFR bids farewell to outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Iraq
MON, 9 JUL 2018 11:39

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Upon the end of his tenure in the country, the Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, Fumio Iwai accompanied by the Head of the Consular Office of Japan in Erbil, Moriyasu Katsumi visited KRG Department of Foreign Relations and was received by the Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Mamand Jabali.

Assistant Head of DFR receives Bangladeshi Ambassador to Iraq
MON, 9 JUL 2018 10:36

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – On 5 July 2018, Assistant Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Siham Mamand Jabali met with Abu Maksood Muhammed Farhad, the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Iraq.

German Consul General affirms strong ties with the Kurdistan Region on a farewell visit to DFR
FRI, 6 JUL 2018 10:52

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Consul General of Germany in Erbil, Kurt Georg Stockl-Stillfried paid a farewell visit to the KRG Department of Foreign Relations and was received by Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Jabali Mamand . For the past a year, Kurt Georg Stockl-Stillfried represented the Federal Republic of Germany in Kurdistan Region as Consul General.



Assistant Head of DFR receives new Consul General of the Netherlands to Kurdistan Region

MON, 16 JUL 2018 12:41

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of KRG, Siham Mamand, yesterday welcomed the new Consul General of the Netherlands to the Kurdistan Region, Willem Nicolaas Cosijn.


All-party parliamentary group (APPG) on Kurdistan Region holds its annual general meeting

SAT, 14 JUL 2018 22:56

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, which marks its eleventh anniversary this year, held its annual general meeting this week.

Prime Minister Barzani meets Prime Minister Rutte

WED, 11 JUL 2018 23:22

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met Dutch Prime Minister, Mr. Mark Rutte, in The Hague.


Prime Minister Barzani attends President Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony

WED, 11 JUL 2018 10:37

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Upon invitation by President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani attended his inauguration ceremony in Ankara, alongside other world leaders.