Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SAT, 14 DEC 2019 19:18 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: TUE, 18 JUN 2019 13:14
Cyprus’s first Honorary Consul Mr. Ibrahim Sindi starts his duties in the Kurdistan Region

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa on 17th June welcomed the first ever Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus assigned to the Kurdistan Region Mr. Ibrahim Sindi to mark the start of his official duties in Erbil.

Mr. Sindi’s posting begins following a request from the Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, which was approved by the Iraqi Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Minister Mustafa, Head of the KRG DFR, welcomed and congratulated the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus, wished him success in his work and assured him of the DFR’s full support in performing his duties in the Region.

The Minister outlined the Kurdistan Region’s open door policy towards the international community and the continuously increasing number of foreign representations and consulates in the Region. The bilateral ties with Cyprus mark another step in the progress of Kurdistan’s international relations, he said. He added that Cyprus, as a member of the European Union, can play an important role in Kurdistan by transferring the expertise of its institutions and companies in many areas.

Mr. Sindi presented a brief on the economic and trade potential of Cyprus and conveyed the optimism of Cyprus’s Foreign Ministry about developing its relations with the Kurdistan Region at many levels. 




Minister Dizayee ends a productive week in Washington with senior US Administration meetings
SAT, 23 NOV 2019 09:21

Washington, DC, USA (us.gov.krd) – The Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Safeen Dizayee, rounded out a productive week in Washington with meetings with senior US officials at the White House and the departments of State, Energy, and Defense.

 
White House hosts Minister Dizayee for meeting on KRG-US partnership
THU, 21 NOV 2019 09:46

Minister Safeen Dizayee and Representative to the US Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman were hosted at the White House today for a meeting with Rob Greenway, the Special Assistant to President Donald Trump and Senior Director for Middle East and North Africa Affairs, as well as staff of the National Security Council.

 
Minister Dizayee holds first round of Congressional meetings in Washington Washington, DC, USA
WED, 20 NOV 2019 09:10

Minister Dizayee, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, and KRG Representative to the United States Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman met in the Senate with Senator Jack Reed, Ranking Member on the Armed Services Committee, and Senator Susan Collins, who sits on the Intelligence and Appropriations committees.

 

 

Minister Safeen Dizayee holds round table with EU countries’ diplomats in Erbil

MON, 9 DEC 2019 09:40

Minister Safeen Dizayee, the Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, on 8 December held a round table meeting with the diplomatic missions of the European Union countries in the Kurdistan Region. The EU diplomats were headed by Mr Vincent-Guillaume Poupeau, the Head of the EU Liaison Office in Erbil, with the Consul Generals of Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Bulgaria, and Deputy Consul General of France.

 

Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Safeen Dizayee: Iraqi Constitution not the cause of problems

TUE, 26 NOV 2019 09:33

On Friday, Kurdistan 24 spoke with Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), at the end of his week-long visit to Washington, his first such trip in that capacity. This is part one of the interview.

 

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani visits women’s centre on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

MON, 25 NOV 2019 22:34

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today visited a women’s centre which offers shelter and support to victims of violence and domestic abuse.

 

President Barzani receives US Vice President Mike Pence

SAT, 23 NOV 2019 20:48

His Excellency Mike Pence, U.S. Vice President stated his country’s appreciation for the IKR’s significant role in the fight against ISIS, and praised the IKR for the coexistence, religious and ethnic minorities protection and sheltering refugees and IDPs. He conveyed his and U.S. administration’s gratitude for the Peshmerga and the families of the fallen Peshmargas who lost their lives fighting against terror.