Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SAT, 25 MAY 2019 08:55 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: MON, 26 NOV 2018 15:36
Prime Minister Barzani receives French delegation

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received French Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Marielle de Sarnez, Committee members Claude Goasguen and Delphine O, French Ambassador to Iraq Bruno Aubert, and French Consul General to the Kurdistan Region Dominique Mas.

The delegation highlighted good relations between the Kurdistan Region and France, praising the role of the people and Peshmerga forces in confronting ISIS, and the assistance provided to an extraordinary number of displaced people.

The delegation reaffirmed their country's support to the Kurdistan Region. They commended efforts to build confidence and settle outstanding issues between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad through dialogue and to promote the political process and unity among Kurdistan parties.

Prime Minister Barzani thanked the delegation for Frence’s assistance during difficult times, especially last year when President Macron supported the Kurdistan Region.

He expressed willingness to further strengthen relations with France and briefed the delegation on the war against ISIS and its repercussions, especially the influx of a very large number of displaced people who fled the fighting and took refuge in the Kurdistan Region.

He also discussed the political process in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region as well as the formation of both the Iraqi federal and the Kurdistan regional governments.

Prime Minister Barzani expressed his support to Iraq’s new Prime Minister, Adil Abdul Mahdi, to lead a successful government, promote stability and improve the country’s economic conditions.

Minister Falah Mustafa meets Japan’s Head of Consular Office, Mr. Katsumi Moriyasu
SUN, 19 MAY 2019 22:57

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – in the course of round meetings on Saturday, May 18th with the diplomatic missions in Kurdistan Region, Minister Falah Mustafa met with Mr. Katsumi Moriyasu, Head of the Consular Office of Japan in Erbil.

Minister Falah Mustafa holds productive meeting with European countries’ heads of diplomatic missions
SUN, 19 MAY 2019 22:14

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – for the purpose of discussing current important issues and developments in Kurdistan Region and Iraq, Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) held a productive meeting in the presence of Ms. Clarisse Pasztory, Head of EU Liaison Office in Erbil, with the attendance of Consul General and Representatives of the United Kingdom, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Republic of Czech, Republic of Hungary, Hellenic Republic, Consular Agency and Commercial Offices of the Republic of Poland, Romania and Bulgaria.

U.S. will continue to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation with Kurdistan Region
SUN, 19 MAY 2019 22:11

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – The United States’ Consul General to Kurdistan Region, Mr. Steven Fagin and his accompanying delegation visited the KRG Department of Foreign Relations and were received by Minister Falah Mustafa on Saturday, May 18th.



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.


Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Consul General

MON, 20 MAY 2019 22:10

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received U.S. Consul General to the Kurdistan Region Steven Fagin and his accompanying delegation.