Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 24 JUL 2019 02:07 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. 




Press Release by KRG Spokesperson: Detention in Turkey of Tourists from the Kurdistan Region
FRI, 19 JUL 2019 17:40

Several people from the Kurdistan Region were recently attacked in the Turkish city of Trabzon.

 
Statement by Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government following today’s shooting incident at a restaurant in Erbil.
WED, 17 JUL 2019 22:32

KRG Department of Foreign Relations condemns in the strongest terms today’s attack which caused the deaths of two people, including a Turkish diplomat, and the injury of one other person, and extends its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery for the injured.

 
KRG Statement on shooting incident in Erbil
WED, 17 JUL 2019 21:20

The Kurdistan Regional Government condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s shooting incident at a restaurant in Erbil, which resulted in the deaths of two people, including a Turkish diplomat, and the injury of one other person.

 

 

Safeen Dizayee takes office as the New Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations

TUE, 23 JUL 2019 10:55

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – In an senior Kurdistan Regional Government officials at the KRG Department of Foreign Relations on Sunday 21 July, Minister Safeen Dizayee assumed office as the new Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, taking over from former Minister and Head of DFR, Falah Mustafa.

 

Safeen Dizayee and Turkish Consul General discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations

TUE, 23 JUL 2019 10:04

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Safeen Dizayee, Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations on Monday 22 July met with Mr Hakan Karacay, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey to Kurdistan Region.

 

Second Regular Meeting of KRG Council of Ministers

TUE, 23 JUL 2019 10:02

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Presided over by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, the Council of Ministers of Kurdistan Region held its second regular meeting on 22 July 2019.

 

KRG Spokesperson: Main Perpetrator of Erbil Shooting Arrested

SUN, 21 JUL 2019 09:37

The main perpetrator responsible for the Erbil restaurant shooting on July 17 has now been arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Unit of Kurdistan Region, following a large-scale search operation. He has been named as Mazlum Dag.