Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
THU, 18 OCT 2018 09:03 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: WED, 26 SEP 2018 11:49
Head of DFR attends National Day Reception of the People’s Republic of China in Erbil

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Head of the Foreign Relations Department, Minister Falah Mustafa, on behalf of the Kurdistan Regional Government attended an invitation, the National Day reception celebrating the 69th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China alongside other KRG Officials, Parliamentarians, Diplomats and Representatives of Political Parties held by the Chinese Consulate General in Erbil on 23 September 2018.

The Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Erbil, Ni Ruchi presented the opening speech ceremony where he welcomed guests and expressed his sincere gratitude and respect to the friends of the Kurdistan Region for its significant support for the Chinese Consulate General, and said “I have exchanged in-depth views on many issues with the people and the leaders of Kurdistan where I feel their high expectation to strengthen cooperation with China in various fields”.

“China continues to pursue deeper ties with the Kurdistan Region in all areas and encourages and supports capable and reputable Chinese companies to come to this Region to participate in the post-war reconstruction,” said Ni Ruchi, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Erbil. “We believe that the KRG and the Kurdish people will overcome the current economic and financial difficulties, and become a Region with a bright future.”


Minister Mustafa, Head of the KRG Foreign Relations Department, on behalf of Kurdistan Regional Government delivered a speech and Congratulated Chinese friends on the occasion of the 69th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Minister Mustafa also stated that the as a result of an open-door policy, the KRG today enjoys excellent relations with China and with a significant number of countries from all four corners of the world.

Minister Mustafa also touched upon the recent political situations in Kurdistan Region, upcoming Kurdistan Parliamentary elections due to take place on 30 September 2018, and the formation of the next Iraqi Federal government and said that the aim of the Kurdistan Region is to bring security and stability to all of Iraq, to build a diverse and resilient economy, and to have a government that truly represents all the people of Iraq equally. In addition, he stressed that the KRG remains committed to further developing Chinese-Kurdish relations and to continue cooperation between the two governments.

Prime Minister Barzani congratulates Nadia Murad
FRI, 5 OCT 2018 13:36

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani sent a congratulatory message to Ms. Nadia Murad on the occasion of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Minister Falah Mustafa Attends Day of German Unity Reception
THU, 4 OCT 2018 23:40

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – 3rd October 2018 The Head of the KRG DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa, attended a celebration hosted by the German Consulate General that marked Germany’s Day of Unity. In attendance were also other KRG Officials, members of Parliament, representatives of political parties, diplomats, Peshmerga Officials and German Forces based in Erbil.

KRG Representative in Poland attends Lech Walesa’ 75th birthday and the 35th anniversary of his Nobel Peace Prize
THU, 4 OCT 2018 23:37

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative in Poland together with a large group of guests from Poland and abroad attended a solemn celebration of Lech Walesa 75th birthday and the 35th anniversary of receiving Nobel Peace Prize On Saturday, September 29.



DFR Head and Australian Ambassador to Iraq discuss potential to enhance bilateral cooperation

WED, 17 OCT 2018 20:17

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Head of the Foreign Relations Department of Kurdistan Regional Government, Minister Falah Mustafa and Assistant Head, Siham Mamand, received the Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, Dr Joanne Loundes.


Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

TUE, 16 OCT 2018 10:12

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a senior delegation headed by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan.


New Serbian Ambassador to Iraq pledges commitment to boost relations with Kurdistan Region

THU, 11 OCT 2018 11:34

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – The newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, Uroš Balov, visited the Foreign Relations Department of the Kurdistan Regional Government and was welcomed by the Head of the KRG Department of the Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, and the Assistant Head, Siham Mamand to discuss recent parliamentary elections, the latest political developments, the government formation process and Erbil-Baghdad relations.


KRG High Representative to the UK attends the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham

TUE, 9 OCT 2018 12:05

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - A delegation of the KRG High Representation to the United Kingdom led by the Kurdistan Regional Government High Representative to the United Kingdom, Karwan Jamal Tahir attended the Conservative Conference to observe its proceedings, met new and old friends and diplomats from many countries in Birmingham, London, United Kingdom.