Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 18 JUN 2019 04:20 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: THU, 4 APR 2019 21:52
In meeting with Minister Falah Mustafa, Mercy Corps’ new country director looks forward to more to cooperation with KRG

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa met Ms Tanya Evans, the newly appointed Iraq Country Director of Mercy Corps, an international humanitarian NGO.

Minister Mustafa, Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), welcomed Ms Evans in her new role as the country director, saying that the DFR and other KRG institutions work hard to maintain ties with partners and facilitate the important work of NGOs in the Region.

Minister Mustafa thanked Mercy Corps for their humanitarian assistance to displaced persons, in particular for their important work of empowering women and children living in camps. He said  “The KRG is committed with the international community to provide services and an effective response to the basic needs of refugees and IDPs including food, education, and health, and to help them to return to their original homes”.

He also briefed Ms. Evans on current developments in Kurdistan and coordination mechanisms with humanitarian and international organizations, Erbil-Baghdad ties and the formation of the new KRG cabinet.

Ms Evans said that Mercy Corps’ goal is to empower young people through education and helping them to return to their homes. She looked forward to strengthening cooperation with the KRG.

Mercy Corps has been working in Iraq since 2003, implementing relief and development programs much of them focused on refugees and displaced persons.




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

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – 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 (dfr.gov.krd) – 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 (cabinet.gov.krd) – 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 (dfr.gov.krd) – 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 (dfr.gov.krd) – 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 (dfr.gov.krd) – 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 (dfr.gov.krd) – 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.