Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 14 OCT 2019 02:13 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: WED, 11 SEP 2019 19:44
Prime Minister Barzani chairs meeting to discuss government priorities

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today chaired a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to discuss a range of key priorities.

The meeting approved an essential overhaul of the Kurdistan Region’s taxation system and agreed further actions regarding the KRG’s engagement with the federal government of Iraq.

The meeting discussed the formation of a special committee to oversee preparations for the Iraqi national census in 2020.

The KRG agreed to send a delegation to Baghdad next week to ensure the Kurdistan Region’s interests are represented in the 2020 Iraqi budget. The government will invite Iraq's finance, oil and gas, and legal parliamentary committees for further in-depth discussions.

A government delegation is due to update the Kurdistan Parliament on the progress of talks between the KRG and the Iraqi government on Thursday.




Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Greek delegation
SUN, 29 SEP 2019 21:06

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received the Greek Ambassador to Iraq, Leonidas Kontovounesios and Consul-General of the Hellenic Republic to Erbil, Efthymios Costopoulos.

 
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives the Qatari Ambassador to Iraq
SUN, 29 SEP 2019 21:01

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today met with the Ambassador of Qatar to Iraq, Khalid bin Hamad al-Sulaiti.

 
Minister Safeen Dizayee attends UN General Assembly
FRI, 27 SEP 2019 22:57

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Representing the Kurdistan Regional Government, Minister Safeen Dizayee attended the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly as part of the Iraqi delegation led by Iraqi President Barham Salih.

 

 

KRG Statement on developments in Northeastern Syria

TUE, 8 OCT 2019 22:21

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – The Kurdistan Regional Government is deeply concerned by the United States’ decision to withdraw from the safe zone in northeastern Syria and by reports of a potential unilateral military operation by Turkey. The government calls on Turkey, as a member of the Global Coalition, to avoid any initiative that would undermine the progress made against ISIS, including jeopardising the secure detention of terrorist fighters.

 

Minister Safeen Dizayee meets with Korean Ambassador to Iraq

TUE, 1 OCT 2019 21:11

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations received on 1st October South Korean Ambassador Jang Kyung-wook to Iraq, accompanied by Consul General CHOI-Kwang Jin in Erbil.

 

Minister Dizayee looks forward to more economic cooperation at China’s 70th anniversary celebration of founding of the People's Republic

MON, 30 SEP 2019 23:07

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of Kurdistan’s Department of Foreign Relations on 30 September made a speech at the celebration in Erbil for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. He attended the Chinese Consulate General’s reception together with Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, and Mr. Ni-Ruchi, the Chinese Consul General in Erbil.

 

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets with the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Erbil

SUN, 29 SEP 2019 21:09

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Erbil, Ni-Ruchi.