Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 20 NOV 2019 05:40 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: TUE, 30 APR 2019 22:21
Prime Minister Barzani meets Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, and his accompanying delegation, including Turkish Ambassador to Iraq Fatih Yildiz, and Turkish Consul General to the Kurdistan Region Hakan Karacay. The meeting was also attended by a number of KRG officials.

Among topics discussed were strengthening bilateral relations, increasing trade and border crossings, continuing coordination and cooperation against terrorism, the situation in Kirkuk and other disputed areas, and the general situation in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

Prime Minister Barzani thanked Turkey for its support to the Kurdistan Region during difficult times. He expressed the KRG’s desire to strengthen relations with Turkey and its willingness to facilitate Turkish investment in the Region. He described the relations between the Kurdistan Region and Turkey as important and strategic.

Minister Çavuşoğlu stressed that his country did not turn its back on the Kurdistan Region during difficult times and looked forward to further strengthening relations. He said that Turkish companies can invest in the Region and participate in construction, especially in areas affected by the war against ISIS.

He also pointed to his meetings with Iraqi officials in Baghdad and highlighted the importance of cooperation and coordination between Iraq and Turkey on water issue.


KRG extends support for teachers and the families of martyrs
THU, 7 NOV 2019 09:57

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today chaired a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss the latest developments in Iraq, as well as key domestic priorities.

KRG Convenes to Discuss the Latest Developments in Iraq
WED, 30 OCT 2019 20:36

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss the rapidly evolving situation in Iraq.

KRG Representation in Poland organizes the concert on the occasion of centenary of oriental studies at the Jagiellonian University
WED, 30 OCT 2019 20:33

On behalf of the authorities of the Jagiellonian University, prof. Barbara Michalak- Pikulska dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies took the voice. She thanked the KRG Representation for organizing the concert; she also thanked Ziyad Raoof for many years of cooperation with the Jagiellonian University, especially with the Faculty of Oriental Studies.


Minister Dizayee meets with senior US Administration officials on first day of Washington visit

TUE, 19 NOV 2019 08:15

Washington, DC, USA ( - Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Department of Foreign Relations, conducted a round of meetings on Monday with senior US Administration officials at the State Department and US Agency for International Development.


Head of Foreign Relations meets with Kurdish community in Washington DC area

MON, 18 NOV 2019 08:04

Fairfax, Virginia, USA ( -  On Sunday November 17, Minister Safeen  Dizayee, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, held a meeting with members of the Kurdish community in the Washington DC area to brief them on the priorities of the Kurdistan Regional Government, protests in Iraq, the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and the role of the diaspora.


Minister Dizayee meets with Chaldean, Yezidi and Kurdish community in Michigan

SUN, 17 NOV 2019 08:37

Detroit, Michigan, USA - Minister Safeen Dizayee today met with members of the Chaldean, Assyrian and Kurdish community in Michigan to update them on developments in Kurdistan Region and Iraq, as well to reiterate the Kurdistan Regional Government’s commitment to protecting and promoting religious freedom and peaceful coexistence.


Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets with provincial leaders of the Kurdistan Region

TUE, 12 NOV 2019 22:55

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today met with the heads of the Kurdistan Region’s provincial councils.