Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
FRI, 21 SEP 2018 00:02 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: MON, 2 JUL 2018 22:25
Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. delegation

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a senior U.S. delegation sent by Mr. Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States of America to inquire the situation of minorities in Nineveh Plain.

The U.S. delegation included Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Ambassador Mark Green, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Douglas Silliman, U.S. Representative of Nebraska, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, retired Congressman Frank Wolf, U.S. Special Envoy for International Religious Freedom, Ambassador Sam Brownback, U.S. Consul General in Erbil, Mr. Ken Gross and a number of U.S. officials.

The delegation commended the government and the people of the Kurdistan Region for having accommodated and assisted a large number of internally displaced people and refugees who fled terrorism, despite the challenges facing the Region.

They also highlighted the coexistence among various communities in the Kurdistan Region.

Prime Minister Barzani thanked the delegation for their visit and the initiative of the Vice President of the United States. While he expressed Kurdistan Regional Government’s readiness to provide all assistance to various communities, he stressed that they also need international support.

He added that, as these communities have deep historical roots in Iraq and the region, a confidence-building process should be launched encouraging them against leaving Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

The political process in Iraq, the result of May 12th parliamentary elections, the security situation in the region, U.S. assistance to displaced people and the ways to develop the institutions of the Kurdistan Regional Government were discussed in the meeting.
Kurdistan Region Presidency Chief of Staff Dr. Fuad Hussein, and a number of KRG ministers attended the meeting.


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.