Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 17 JUL 2018 10:50 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.

 




Assistant Head of DFR bids farewell to outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Iraq
MON, 9 JUL 2018 11:39

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Upon the end of his tenure in the country, the Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, Fumio Iwai accompanied by the Head of the Consular Office of Japan in Erbil, Moriyasu Katsumi visited KRG Department of Foreign Relations and was received by the Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Mamand Jabali.

 
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MON, 9 JUL 2018 10:36

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Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Consul General of Germany in Erbil, Kurt Georg Stockl-Stillfried paid a farewell visit to the KRG Department of Foreign Relations and was received by Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Jabali Mamand . For the past a year, Kurt Georg Stockl-Stillfried represented the Federal Republic of Germany in Kurdistan Region as Consul General.

 

 

Assistant Head of DFR receives new Consul General of the Netherlands to Kurdistan Region

MON, 16 JUL 2018 12:41

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of KRG, Siham Mamand, yesterday welcomed the new Consul General of the Netherlands to the Kurdistan Region, Willem Nicolaas Cosijn.

 

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Prime Minister Barzani attends President Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony

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