Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 1 JUN 2020 00:55 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: SUN, 29 SEP 2019 21:09
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets with the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Erbil

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.

The Consul-General acknowledged that new economic opportunities are arising between the Kurdistan Region and The People’s Republic of China as bilateral relations improve. He stressed his country’s interest in the region as a preferred destination for investors.

The Consul-General indicated that his office will support companies from the People’s Republic of China looking to invest in the Kurdistan Region.

The Consul-General also highlighted that major oil and infrastructure projects, agreed between the government of the People’s Republic of China and the Federal Government of Iraq during Prime Minister Adil Abdel Mahdi’s recent visit to Beijing, are focused in the Kurdistan Region.

Prime Minister Barzani updated the Consul-General on the Kurdistan Regional Government’s progress on financial reform and economic diversification. He affirmed that the Kurdistan Region is open to investors from across the world.

During the meeting, the two officials also announced the opening of a Chinese language centre at the University of Salahaddin in Erbil and a sister Kurdish language centre to be hosted in Beijing’s Peking University.

 




Head of DFR receives a phone call from the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq Affairs at the State Department
MON, 13 APR 2020 23:22

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (http://DFR.GOV.KRD) –  Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) today received a phone call from Mr David Copley, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq Affairs at the U.S. Department of State’s Near Eastern Affairs bureau.

 
118 citizens from Mosul and Kirkuk who were in Saudi Arabia for Umrah safely returned home
MON, 13 APR 2020 22:21

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) –  The KRG Department of Foreign Relations coordinated with the Iraqi Federal Foreign Ministry, under the directive of the Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, to help 118 citizens from Mosul and Kirkuk stranded who are in Saudi Arabia for Umrah due to the Coronavirus pandemic safely return home through Erbil International Airport. They returned directly to Mosul and Kirkuk by bus.

A statement by the Head of DFR on the 29th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 688
MON, 6 APR 2020 18:47

This pivotal resolution called on the former Iraqi regime to end violent repression of its citizens, especially the people of Iraqi Kurdistan. In immediate response to this resolution, a dozen countries formed a coalition to provide security and humanitarian assistance to citizens from Iraqi Kurdistan who fled to neighboring countries.

 

 

139 Kurdistani citizens from Sweden and 84 others from Emirates safely returns home

FRI, 15 MAY 2020 22:26

The processes of repatriating Kurdistani citizens are coordinated between the KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations and the Iraqi Federal Foreign Affairs Ministry with the KRG’s Representation in Sweden; the KRG Representation in Baghdad; the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Embassy in Iraq and the and the Iraqi Airways.

 

Prime Minister Barzani chairs cabinet meeting, calls for constitutional solution to problems with Baghdad

WED, 13 MAY 2020 22:53

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani chaired a cabinet meeting in Erbil on Wednesday to discuss economic conditions in the Kurdistan Region and outstanding problems with the federal government.

 

Head of DFR holds an online video interview with Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)

SUN, 19 APR 2020 15:49

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (http://DFR.GOV.KRD) – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations held an informative and extensive online video interview with Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) in an ongoing series of online video calls with Iraqi ministers, business leaders, and diplomates. The call was attended by over 37 members.

 

A group of Kurdistani citizens safely returns home from Germany and the UK

SAT, 18 APR 2020 11:28

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (http://DFR.GOV.KRD) –  Under the directives of the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, a number of Kurdish citizens stranded abroad due to the suspension of air traffic have safely returned home to the Kurdistan Region. The exact numbers count 107 people from Germany and 163 from the United Kingdom.