Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 14 OCT 2019 02:17 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: FRI, 27 SEP 2019 22:57
Minister Safeen Dizayee attends UN General Assembly

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.

During the week-long trip, the delegation met with numerous heads of state and dignitaries, including U.S. President Donald Trump, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, King Abdulla of Jordan, Iranian President Hasan Rohani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Egyptian President Abdulfatah al-Sisi, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, World Bank President David Malpass, UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. During the meetings, President Salih called for constructive dialogue and restraint to defuse regional tensions.

Minister Dizayee and Representative Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman also met separately with Martin Povejšil, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Ambassador James Jeffrey, the U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIL, and Carol Thompson O’Connell, the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. During the meetings, Minister Dizayee gave an overview of the recent political, security and humanitarian developments in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, improved relations between Erbil and Baghdad, and the role of the Kurdistan Region as a factor for stability in the Region.




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.

 
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani Meets with the Commander of the Special Operations Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve
MON, 23 SEP 2019 20:29

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received Major General Eric T. Hill, Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve Commander in Iraq and Syria.

 

 

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.