Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
FRI, 22 JUN 2018 06:26 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 (dfr.gov.krd) – 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?).




Assistant Head of DFR receives representative from Australian Embassy in Iraq to discuss developments in the region
SUN, 27 MAY 2018 11:42

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of Kurdistan Regional Government, Siham Mamand, received on Thursday, a representative of the Australian Embassy in Iraq, Ryan Tierney, to discuss developments in the region and means to improve partnership and strengthening of bilateral relations.

 
MOSCOW – Head of KRG DFR meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa
THU, 24 MAY 2018 09:56

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – By invitation from the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa,  Mikhail Bogdanov, the Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations with his accompanying delegation paid an official visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on 22 May, 2018.

 
Assistant Head of DFR receives Swedish Deputy Ambassador to Iraq
WED, 23 MAY 2018 13:00

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Siham Mamand, Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, today received Joran Bjallerstedt, Swedish Deputy Ambassador to Iraq, to review bilateral ties and discuss recent developments in the region and beyond.

 

 

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie thanks KRG for support to Syrian refugees

SUN, 17 JUN 2018 21:40

The UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, along with UNCHR’s senior team in Iraq, visits Erbil and is received by H.E. Safin Dizayee, the KRG’s Spokesperson and the chief of staff of the KRG’s Prime Minister.

 

Romania to further strengthen relations with the Kurdistan Region

WED, 13 JUN 2018 12:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Siham Jabali Mamand, Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of Kurdistan Regional Government, received Iacob Prada, Romanian Ambassador to Iraq to discuss bilateral relations between the two sides, and emphasized the means of promoting mutual co-operation and reviewed the latest political developments in the region.

 

Outgoing Hungarian Consul General bids farewell to Kurdistan Region

WED, 6 JUN 2018 12:30

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The Consulate General of Hungary to Kurdistan Region, Csaba Vezekényi, paid a farewell visit to KRG Department of Foreign Relations and was received by Siham Jabali Mamand, Assistant Head of DFR.

 

A delegation from the British House of Representatives visit DFR

WED, 30 MAY 2018 11:30

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Siham Mamand, Assistant Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, on Tuesday received a delegation from the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) of the UK parliament led by, Jack Lopresti.