Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SAT, 25 MAY 2019 08:44 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: THU, 20 DEC 2018 13:42
Japan’s Consular Office hosts a reception to celebrate the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan in Erbil

Erbil, Kurdistan Region ( – The Consular Office of Japan to the Kurdistan Region hosted a reception in Erbil on the 18th of December 2018 to celebrate the 85th birthday of 125th Emperor of Japan. The reception was attended by a number of senior Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials, Diplomatic corps, members of Parliament and the Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, Naofumi Hashimoto.


The Head of the Consular Office of Japan to the Kurdistan Region, Katsumi Moriyasu delivered the opening speech in the Kurdish language, welcomed guests and said: “2018 was a year of improving relations between Japan and the Kurdistan Region, and we look forward to further strengthening our ties in years coming”.

Japanese Consul Moriyasu highlighted on Japanese assistance extended in all parts of the Region and referred to Japan’s plans and programs for the future. He also stressed on his country’s continued support to solve outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad within the framework of the Iraqi constitution.


The Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa delivered a speech and thanked the Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, and the Head of the Consular Office to the Kurdistan for hosting the 85th birthday celebration for His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.

Minister Mustafa expressed his appreciation to Japan for their cooperation and commitment to Kurdistan throughout the years. He also praised the active role of the Consular Office of Japan and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the Region in promoting capacity building for crisis management and supporting developing countries through regional initiatives.


The Head of DFR thanked the people and government of Japan for providing humanitarian assistance to IDPs and refugees.   He praised Japan on its innovations and technological advancements in the fields of recycling, transport, and android robots,  and highlighted that the Kurdistan Region can benefit from Japan’s progress.


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.