Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 18 JUN 2019 04:19 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.

Falah Mustafa meets Canada Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Director for Iraq and Syria
WED, 22 MAY 2019 12:47

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Ms. Pegatha Taylor, the Deputy Director for Iraq and Syria at Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, met with Minister Falah Mustafa on May 20th, to review the latest political developments and her country’s commitment to Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

Minister Falah Mustafa meets with outgoing Deputy Head of IOM Iraq Mission
WED, 22 MAY 2019 11:45

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa received Ms. Barbara Rijks, Deputy Head of the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM) on the occasion of the completion of her tour of duty on May 20th.

Prime Minister Barzani meets Patriarch of Assyrian Church of the East
TUE, 21 MAY 2019 11:12

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, and his accompanying delegation that included bishops from other countries.



Minister Falah Mustafa receives incoming Swiss Ambassador Lukas Gasser and his delegation

FRI, 31 MAY 2019 13:49

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa received Ambassador Lukas Gasser, Switzerland’s ambassador to Iraq, resident in Amman, and his accompanying delegation on his first visit to the Kurdistan Region.


Assistant Head of DFR Siham Mamand meets Czech Consul General to Kurdistan Region

FRI, 31 MAY 2019 12:03

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Ms. Siham Mamand, Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), had a good exchange of views on May 30th with Mr. Michal Svoboda, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Erbil.


Minister Falah Mustafa meets outgoing Belgian Ambassador Hendrik Velde

THU, 30 MAY 2019 10:39

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa received on May 28th Ambassador Hendrik Van de Velde, Belgium’s envoy to Jordan and Iraq, to bid him farewell as his tenure in the region comes to an end.

Minister Falah Mustafa meets EU Ambassador to Iraq, Ramon Blecua

WED, 29 MAY 2019 20:15

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa met with the European Union's Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Ramon Blecua and discussed the role of the EU in promoting security and peace and humanitarian assistance for refugees and displaced persons in the liberated areas.