Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 22 APR 2019 13:48 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: THU, 4 APR 2019 21:55
Karwan Jamal Tahir receives Governor of Slemani at KRG Representation Office in the United Kingdom

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Dr. Haval Abu Bakir, the Governor of Sulaymaniyah Province visited the Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the United Kingdom and was welcomed by Mr Karwan Jamal Tahir, the KRG High Representative to the UK.

Mr Tahir outlined the function of the KRG’s mission in the UK in bolstering ties between the United Kingdom and Kurdistan Region on wide arrays of political, economic, security, humanitarian and cultural matters. Mr Tahir stressed the Representation’s efforts in engaging members of Kurdish diaspora to promote the Kurdish cause in the UK and reaffirmed the importance of unity among them.

Dr. Haval praised the role of the Representation in shaping bilateral relations with the United Kingdom. He also shared his insights on the current situation in the Kurdistan Region, highlighting potential partnership opportunities in areas of mutual interest. 


The Representation facilitated a briefing at the UK parliament for Dr Haval, hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, to update members of parliament on political, security, humanitarian, cultural and economic developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. He said: “Over the past few years we have made tremendous progress in developing the province of Sulaymaniyah.  Kurdistan is secure and stable, that there is great untapped potential in Sulaymaniyah, and our private sector is eager for partnerships and joint ventures with the UK companies in agriculture, tourism and industry.”

The main purpose of the Governor's visit to the UK is to participate in the annual Iraq Britain Business Council’s Spring Conference along with the Governors of Erbil and Duhok, as well as the President of the Kurdistan Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry.


Minister Falah Mustafa discusses sustainable development with the Smithsonian Institution
THU, 18 APR 2019 18:45

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa on Wednesday met with a delegation from the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education and research complex, headed by Mr. John Davis, Provost the Under Secretary for Museums and Research at the Smithsonian Institution.

Minister Falah Mustafa and Qatari Charge D'Affaires discuss areas of cooperation
THU, 18 APR 2019 18:43

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa received Mr. Hussein Ali al-Fadala, the Qatari Charge D'Affaires to Iraq, to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations, the current political developments and efforts to form the new KRG cabinet.

Czech Republic aims to strengthen bilateral relations with Kurdistan
THU, 18 APR 2019 15:48

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa on April 15, 2019, received the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, Mr. Martin Smolik.



Republic of Bulgaria intends to upgrade its diplomatic presence in Kurdistan Region

MON, 22 APR 2019 09:26

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa and Mr Plamen Hristov, Charge D'Affaires of the Embassy of Bulgaria in Iraq, on Thursday 18, April discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties and expand commercial relations.


Minister Falah Mustafa and Dutch delegation focused on institutions, agriculture and food processing in Kurdistan

SUN, 21 APR 2019 22:59

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa on Thursday, April 18 met a delegation from the Kingdom of Netherlands with the aim of furthering cooperation and exchanging views on the current developments and opportunities in Kurdistan.


Minister Falah Mustafa welcomes a delegation from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

SUN, 21 APR 2019 10:02

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa welcomed a delegation from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KSA) headed by Mr Gregor Jaecke, Head of the Foundation’s Syria and Iraq Office, and discussed research, strategic cooperation and the current political developments in Kurdistan and beyond.


Minister Falah Mustafa and International Crisis Group Senior Analyst discusses political and humanitarian developments

THU, 18 APR 2019 18:47

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa on Wednesday met with Ms. Dareen Khalifa, Senior Analyst at the International Crisis Group, and discussed the post-conflict political and humanitarian situation in Kurdistan and Iraq.