Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 21 AUG 2019 10:39 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.


 




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