Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 24 JUL 2019 02:05 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: MON, 8 JUL 2019 22:27
Minister Falah Mustafa and Ms. Ita Schuette, new UNHCR Coordinator discuss humanitarian situation for IDPS and refugees

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa met on Sunday with Ms. Ita Schuette, the new United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Coordinator for Kurdistan Region, along with Mr. Ayman Gharaibeh, UNHCR Representative in Iraq.

Minister Mustafa, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG DFR), congratulated Ms. Schuette on her posting, wished her success in her duties, and assured her of the DFR’s full support to all United Nations agencies in the Region.

He stressed the importance of joint work between the KRG and UN agencies at many levels.

Minister Mustafa and Ms. Schuette discussed the humanitarian situation facing refugees and IDPs and the importance of providing more services and helping them to return to their homes.

The UNHCR delegation greatly commended the KRG’s welcome of over 1.2 million internally displaced persons, and the KRG’s safeguarding of the rights of different ethnic and religious communities, even during the many crises that Kurdistan faced in recent years.

Ms. Siham Mamand, the Assistant Head of DFR, also participated in the meeting. 




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.