Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 18 JUN 2019 04:22 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.


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.