Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 20 NOV 2019 05:40 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 ( – 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. 

KRG extends support for teachers and the families of martyrs
THU, 7 NOV 2019 09:57

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today chaired a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss the latest developments in Iraq, as well as key domestic priorities.

KRG Convenes to Discuss the Latest Developments in Iraq
WED, 30 OCT 2019 20:36

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss the rapidly evolving situation in Iraq.

KRG Representation in Poland organizes the concert on the occasion of centenary of oriental studies at the Jagiellonian University
WED, 30 OCT 2019 20:33

On behalf of the authorities of the Jagiellonian University, prof. Barbara Michalak- Pikulska dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies took the voice. She thanked the KRG Representation for organizing the concert; she also thanked Ziyad Raoof for many years of cooperation with the Jagiellonian University, especially with the Faculty of Oriental Studies.


Minister Dizayee meets with senior US Administration officials on first day of Washington visit

TUE, 19 NOV 2019 08:15

Washington, DC, USA ( - Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Department of Foreign Relations, conducted a round of meetings on Monday with senior US Administration officials at the State Department and US Agency for International Development.


Head of Foreign Relations meets with Kurdish community in Washington DC area

MON, 18 NOV 2019 08:04

Fairfax, Virginia, USA ( -  On Sunday November 17, Minister Safeen  Dizayee, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, held a meeting with members of the Kurdish community in the Washington DC area to brief them on the priorities of the Kurdistan Regional Government, protests in Iraq, the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and the role of the diaspora.


Minister Dizayee meets with Chaldean, Yezidi and Kurdish community in Michigan

SUN, 17 NOV 2019 08:37

Detroit, Michigan, USA - Minister Safeen Dizayee today met with members of the Chaldean, Assyrian and Kurdish community in Michigan to update them on developments in Kurdistan Region and Iraq, as well to reiterate the Kurdistan Regional Government’s commitment to protecting and promoting religious freedom and peaceful coexistence.


Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets with provincial leaders of the Kurdistan Region

TUE, 12 NOV 2019 22:55

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today met with the heads of the Kurdistan Region’s provincial councils.