Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 15 OCT 2018 19:00 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: MON, 21 MAY 2018 15:35
KRG Representative in Poland opens the International conference on the Role of Kurds in the Middle East

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – On May 14, The International Conference on the Role of Kurds in the Middle East was held in Collegium Civitas University in Warsaw, co-organized by Representation of Kurdistan Regional Government in Poland and under the patronage of KRG Representation.

The conference started with the speech given by Mr. Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative to Poland, who welcomed guests and thanked them for their presence. He touched upon the current situation of the Kurds with last year. He also noted that there were negative developments for Kurds, but at the same time the Kurdish issue after the referendum was further internationalized. ‘it is impossibleto achieve lasting peace in the Middle East without a political solution satisfying Kurdish aspirations’ he added.


KRG Representative to Poland concluded his speech by claiming the role of Kurds in Iraq - and more broadly in the entire Middle East - can not be underestimated, the attempts to marginalize them brings negative effects for the entire region, destabilize the situation in Europe and around the world.

Along with the above-mentioned conference, prof. Michiel Leezenberg from University of Amsterdam presented a lecture entitled “state and society in the Kurdistan Region 1991-2018”. Meanwhile, The frame of the conference composed of four panel discussions: “the diverse aspects of Kurdish policy”, “identity, society and culture”, “security & defence”, “facing others, the various dimensions of international relations”. There was also the lecture about Yezidi.  In all, in the conference took part twelve speakers, the lectures were at a high level and each panel closed an interesting discussion.


At the end of the conference, the opening of the photo exhibition in the headquarters of Representation of KRG was held made by Dr. Przemysław Kosowski: Kurdistan (1940s) in the lens of traveler, diplomat and orientalist Witold Rajkowski (1910-1957?).

KRG Representative in Poland attends Lech Walesa’ 75th birthday and the 35th anniversary of his Nobel Peace Prize
THU, 4 OCT 2018 23:37

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative in Poland together with a large group of guests from Poland and abroad attended a solemn celebration of Lech Walesa 75th birthday and the 35th anniversary of receiving Nobel Peace Prize On Saturday, September 29.

Head of DFR welcomes incoming Yemeni Ambassador to Iraq
WED, 3 OCT 2018 11:20

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – In his first visit to the Kurdistan Region, the new Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to the Republic of Iraq, Alkhadar Ahmed Ali Marmash visited the Foreign Relations Department and met with Falah Mustafa, Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations.

KRG UK Representative attends Labour Party conference in Liverpool
TUE, 2 OCT 2018 12:01

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – The KRG High Representative to the United Kingdom, Karwan Jamal Tahir accompanied by Khasro Ajgayi, political and media directorate and The Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), Gary Kent, attended fringe meeting organized in conjunction with the Centre for Kurdish Progress at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool.



New Serbian Ambassador to Iraq pledges commitment to boost relations with Kurdistan Region

THU, 11 OCT 2018 11:34

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – The newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, Uroš Balov, visited the Foreign Relations Department of the Kurdistan Regional Government and was welcomed by the Head of the KRG Department of the Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, and the Assistant Head, Siham Mamand to discuss recent parliamentary elections, the latest political developments, the government formation process and Erbil-Baghdad relations.


KRG High Representative to the UK attends the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham

TUE, 9 OCT 2018 12:05

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - A delegation of the KRG High Representation to the United Kingdom led by the Kurdistan Regional Government High Representative to the United Kingdom, Karwan Jamal Tahir attended the Conservative Conference to observe its proceedings, met new and old friends and diplomats from many countries in Birmingham, London, United Kingdom.


Prime Minister Barzani congratulates Nadia Murad

FRI, 5 OCT 2018 13:36

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani sent a congratulatory message to Ms. Nadia Murad on the occasion of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.


Minister Falah Mustafa Attends Day of German Unity Reception

THU, 4 OCT 2018 23:40

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – 3rd October 2018 The Head of the KRG DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa, attended a celebration hosted by the German Consulate General that marked Germany’s Day of Unity. In attendance were also other KRG Officials, members of Parliament, representatives of political parties, diplomats, Peshmerga Officials and German Forces based in Erbil.