Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 9 DEC 2019 18:08 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: WED, 31 JUL 2019 22:37
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Netherlands Ambassador to Iraq

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.

The Ambassador stated that the Netherlands is fully committed to supporting the security of the Kurdistan region as part of the US-led Coalition against Islamic State. He outlined proposals to work with partners including the UK, Germany and US to support the reform of the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs. The Prime Minister welcomed the Ambassador’s comments, stating that the new government has a clear plan in place to integrate, modernise and strengthen the armed forces.

The Ambassador went on to emphasise the Netherlands’ interest in investment opportunities in the Kurdistan region, in particular in the agriculture sector. The Prime Minister noted in response that economic diversification was a key focus for the new government, with agriculture a priority sector. In this regard, the Prime Minister welcomed the support of international partners, noting that foreign investment was crucial to supporting the diversification process.




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.