Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SAT, 25 MAY 2019 08:40 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: SUN, 5 MAY 2019 09:04
Minister Falah Mustafa and Norway’s Special Representative discuss latest developments and bilateral cooperation

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa on 2nd May received a delegation from the Kingdom of Norway led by Mr. Knut Lein, Special Representative from the Middle East Section at the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, accompanied by Ms. Tone Allers, Norway’s Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq.

Minister Mustafa, Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), recapped recent political, humanitarian and security developments in the Region and beyond, Erbil-Baghdad relations, the KRG’s main priorities in the new cabinet, and the status of IDPs and refugees and their basic needs.

He explained the internal political situation in Kurdistan Region, efforts to form the next cabinet and the KRG’s strategy in addressing problems within the framework of the Constitution.

Special Representative Lein commended the role of Kurdistan in fighting against ISIS and sheltering a huge number of refugees and IDPs displaced by terrorists, and said that Norway will continue to support measures to prevent or thwart terrorist threats and to assist the humanitarian aid effort.

The meeting also addressed enhancing women’s empowerment through capacity building programs and stability and security improvements, and ensuring the participation of all components of society to overcome obstacles.


 




Minister Falah Mustafa meets Japan’s Head of Consular Office, Mr. Katsumi Moriyasu
SUN, 19 MAY 2019 22:57

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

 

Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Consul General

MON, 20 MAY 2019 22:10

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received U.S. Consul General to the Kurdistan Region Steven Fagin and his accompanying delegation.