Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
THU, 20 SEP 2018 23:58 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 ( – 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.


Prime Minister Barzani receives UN delegation
MON, 17 SEP 2018 13:01

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Mohammad Naciri, regional director for the Arab States for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and his accompanying delegation.

DFR Head and German CG stress needs for strengthened cooperation between Kurdistan Region - German Republic
MON, 17 SEP 2018 12:21

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Barbara Wolf, German Consul General to Kurdistan Region together with the German Consul for political, economic and humanitarian affairs, Barbera Schumacher visited KRG Department of Foreign Relations and met with Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa Bakir and Assistant Head, Siham Mamand.

KRG DFR and new US Consulate General confirmed their determination to further develop existing relations
THU, 13 SEP 2018 17:03

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa along with the Assistant Head Siham Mamand met with the New US Consul General to Kurdistan Region, Steven Fagin, and his accompanying delegation.



Head of DFR and Swedish Ambassador to Iraq discuss areas of cooperation

WED, 19 SEP 2018 15:25

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – KRG Head of the  Department of Foreign RelationsMinister Falah Mustafa,  received Swedish Ambassador to Iraq, Pontus Melander and his accompanying delegation to discuss the latest political developments in the area.


Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Envoy discuss political process

TUE, 18 SEP 2018 20:12

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Brett McGurk, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman and the U.S. Consul General to the Kurdistan Region, Steven Fagin.


Greek Consul General meets with Head of DFR and formally assumes office in Kurdistan Region

TUE, 18 SEP 2018 16:51

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – The New Greek Consul General to Kurdistan Region, Efthymios Costopoulos, visited Foreign Relations Department and met the Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa.


Head of EU Liaison Office in Erbil and Head of DFR to further expand and advance bilateral cooperation

MON, 17 SEP 2018 13:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of Kurdistan Regional Government,  Minister Falah Mustafa along with Assistant Head Siham Mamand, yesterday received the Head of EU Liaison Office in Erbil, Clarisse Pásztory, to review the latest political situation in the Region.