Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 18 FEB 2019 09:51 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: SUN, 1 JUL 2018 11:04
Assistant Head of DFR welcomes Consul General of Netherlands and a delegation from the Wageningen University

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Siham Mamand, Assistant Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations welcomed the Consul General of the Netherlands to Erbil, Janet Alberda and her accompanying delegation , Wouter Wolters and Youri Dijkxhoorn,, senior researchers at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands.

At the beginning of the meeting, Siham Mamand welcomed the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and thanked the accompanying delegation for bringing technical expertise and support to program planning, operations and capacity development of food production and the agricultural sector in the region. She also emphasized on the importance of the agricultural sector and research in Kurdistan Region, as the region has suitable environmental conditions to make soil utilization decisions of agriculture and investment of food production.

Assistant Head of DFR also pointed out that the policies of the Kurdistan Regional Government seek attention in the development of the economic infrastructure to rely on the local food products in the future. The need to benefit from the expertise of these specialists and inviting them to share their experiences with the relevant authorities in the Kurdistan Region and in particular with the university sectors and the Ministry of Agriculture and water resources, were also highlighted.

Wouter Wolters in return thanked the Department of Foreign Relations and the Kurdistan Regional Government for addressing this issue and their proposed action plan for environmental and agriculture. He stressed that the objective of the visit to the Kurdistan Region is to share the their knowledge with experts on the ground adding that they intend to visit the Kurdistan Region again to implement projects and encourage the Kurdistan Region in the development of their agricultural sector and investment in food production.

The meeting concluded with both sides reaffirming their commitment to the cause and ensuring that the important steps needed to follow this this through is to collaborate and involve both sides in defining the terms of future partnership.

 




DFR Minister updates Diplomatic Missions of Arab countries in the Kurdistan Region
SAT, 9 FEB 2019 20:11

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Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa receives UNHCR Representative to Iraq
SAT, 9 FEB 2019 08:30

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa received the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative to Iraq, Bruno Geddo on Thursday (February 7, 2019),  to discuss a range of issues concerning the current situation.

 
Prime Minister Barzani meets visiting Italian Prime Minister Conte
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KRG Representative to Poland meets with the Marshal of Mazowieckie Voivodeship

WED, 13 FEB 2019 10:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative in Poland, Ziyad Raoof met with Adam Struzik, Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, which is the biggest among 16 Polish voivodeships and its capital Warsaw is also the capital of Poland on ( 11th February 2019)

 

DFR Minister receives the Spanish Ambassador to Iraq to discuss recent political developments and issues of common interest

TUE, 12 FEB 2019 11:45

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa met with the Ambassador of Spain to Iraq, Juan José Escobar Stemmann and his accompanying delegation on 9 February 2019.

 

UNHCR organizes workshop on “enhancing the protection space for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kurdistan Region”

SAT, 9 FEB 2019 20:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Iraq in collaboration with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR)  concluded a one  workshop on “enhancing the protection space for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kurdistan Region” on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

 

Iran celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

SAT, 9 FEB 2019 20:15

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa and a number of government officials, political parties and members of parliaments attended the ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution of the Islamic Republic of Iran hosted by the Iranian Consulate General in Erbil.