Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
FRI, 22 JUN 2018 06:27 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: THU, 24 MAY 2018 09:56
MOSCOW – Head of KRG DFR meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa

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.

Head of DFR, Minister Mustafa expressed his deep appreciation for the kind invitation and described the exchange of views as a good opportunity to furthering the existing bilateral relations.  The Minister highlighted the close bond between Kurdistan Region and the Russian Federation; he also thanked the Russian Consulate General in the Region and the Russian Embassy in Baghdad for their efforts in enhancing and deepening the bilateral ties.

During the course of the meeting, Minister Mustafa provided the Deputy Foreign Minister with a brief overview over the latest political developments in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and the wider region in general. Then, he touched upon the active participation of the Kurdistan Region in the most recent Iraqi Parliamentary Elections and in the formation process of the new cabinet according to the Iraqi constitution.

 

The Minister also added that the Kurdistan Region is committed to cooperation on the basis of the Iraqi Constitution, dialogue and mutual understanding between Kurdistan Region and the Federal Government of Iraq. Minister emphasized that Kurdistan Region has vigorously worked to defend its rights, moving forward, we need continued support from our partners in the International Community.

Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, expressed his pleasure for the visit and the prosperous partnership between the people of Kurdistan and the Russian Federation. He also welcomed the decision made by Kurdistan Region to participate in the elections of Iraqi Council of Representatives and contribute to efforts of improvement in regards to relations between Erbil and Baghdad. The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister reiterated his country’s determination to continue to further strengthen the existing strong bilateral relations.

The Deputy Foreign Minister additionally emphasized that the normalization of relations between Erbil and Baghdad provides both sides with significant advantages. At the same time, stability throughout the country is also important for Russia and the work of Russian companies in the Kurdistan Region and throughout Iraq, Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov added.

The two sides exchanged views on topics of mutual interest to promote peace, stability and prosperity at the regional and global levels, including political and economic affairs, and in the fields of commerce, culture and education. They also reaffirmed their common aspiration to deepen and enhance their bilateral cooperation.




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.

 
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.

 
KRG Representative in Poland opens the International conference on the Role of Kurds in the Middle East
MON, 21 MAY 2018 15:35

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.

 

 

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.