Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 20 AUG 2019 19:55 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: TUE, 30 JUL 2019 19:22
Summary of the Kurdistan Region Council of Ministers meeting

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV-KRD) - Presided over by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, Kurdistan Region’s Council of Ministers convened on Tuesday, 30 July 2019.

The meeting was opened by the Prime Minister’s remarks on the negotiations between Erbil and Baghdad; delegations from both sides met last week to discuss three main topics: the disputed territories, budgetary and financial issues and oil and gas. It was announced that several technical committees have been established go lead on each of these key areas.

The Council of Ministers also discussed the establishment of a Civil Service Council to reor-ganize public servants’ affairs, a commitment outlined in the cabinet agenda.

In future, all government revenues will be channeled and audited through the Ministry of Finance and Economy, rather than being handled on an individual basis by ministries, boards, and institutions. This will enable the KRG to keep a tighter control on expenditure, rationalizing budget allocations and cutting waste.

The Council of Ministers also began to review a new draft law regulating government pen-sions, salaries and allowances. This law will ensure that public sector employees receive their correct entitlements. After further discussion, this bill will be presented to the Parlia-ment of Kurdistan.

Finally, the Council of Ministers tasked the Ministry of Municipalities and Tourism, Health, Interior and the Board of Environment to prepare rules and regulations to enhance the pro-tection of locals and tourists in the Kurdistan Region’s tourist resorts.

30 Jul 2019

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Netherlands Ambassador to Iraq
WED, 31 JUL 2019 22:37

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received a delegation from the Netherlands led by the Ambassador to Iraq, Matthijs Wolters.

Prime Minister Barzani receives Poland’s Undersecretary of State
TUE, 30 JUL 2019 23:27

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received Poland's Undersecretary of State for Economic Diplomacy, Development Cooperation, Asia, Africa and the Middle East Policy, Maciej Lang and his delegation in Erbil.

Kurdistan Region and Sri Lanka to develop bilateral cooperation
TUE, 30 JUL 2019 13:22

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Safeen Dizayee on 26th July met with Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Iraq, Major General Niranjan Asoka Ranasinghe.



Head of DFR and Germany’s Consul General discuss mechanism for strengthening bilateral relations

THU, 8 AUG 2019 13:48

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Safeen Dizayee on 7th July met Germany’s Consul General Ms. Barbara Wolf and her delegation. Ms. Wolf introduced the new German Deputy Consul General Mr. Sven Krauspe, and they explored ways to strengthen the partnership between both countries.


Minister Safeen Dizayee receives new Iranian Consul General in Erbil

MON, 5 AUG 2019 22:17

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations met on Monday 5th August Mr Nasrollah Rashnoudi, the new Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Kurdistan Region and his delegation.


Palestinian Consul General to Kurdistan Region visits DFR

MON, 5 AUG 2019 16:20

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Palestinian Consul General, Ambassador Nazmi Hazuri to Kurdistan Region on Monday visited KRG Department of Foreign Relations and was received by Head of DFR, Minister Safeen Dizayee.


Prime Minister Barzani Receives U.S. Military Delegation

WED, 31 JUL 2019 23:40

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received a U.S. military delegation led by the Chief of the U.S. Office of Security Cooperation – Iraq (OSC-I), Brigadier General Gregory Kreuder.