Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SUN, 9 AUG 2020 03:04 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: THU, 21 NOV 2019 09:46
White House hosts Minister Dizayee for meeting on KRG-US partnership

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.

In a productive meeting, the two sides discussed practical steps to closer cooperation and partnership. Minister Dizayee thanked the White House and the American people for their continued support to the Kurdistan Region in general and the Peshmerga in particular.

Earlier in the day, Minister Dizayee spoke to a crowd gathered at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. During the wide-ranging discussion with scholar Dr. Bilal Wahab, he covered the KRG’s view of the protests in the south of Iraq and the importance of the US-KRG partnership for peace and prosperity in the region. A livestream of the event is available here: http://bit.ly/37nVtzn

 

The delegation also continued their outreach to Congress today. At a lunch meeting with the Kurdish American Congressional Caucus they briefed Representatives Ralph Abraham, who co-chairs the Caucus, David Price, Ruben Gallego, Brad Sherman, Michael Cloud, and Andy Kim on a number of pressing security, political, economic, and humanitarian affairs in Kurdistan and Iraq. He thanked them for their staunch support over the years.

Minister Dizayee and Representative Abdul Rahman also met separately with Senators Dianne Feinstein, Chris Van Hollen, and Tammy Baldwin as well as Representative John Moolenar.




Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Iranian Foreign Minister
SUN, 19 JUL 2020 23:54

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received on Monday Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to discuss regional developments and bilateral relations.

 
Minister Safeen Dizayee takes part in panel discussion on the impact of conflict on Kurds in Syria and Iraq
SAT, 18 JUL 2020 14:54

Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spoke on Friday, July 17 in a virtual panel discussion titled The Impact of Deadly Conflict on Kurds in Syria and Iraq.

 
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
FRI, 17 JUL 2020 23:47

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received today French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss bilateral relations and regional developments.


 

Minister Safeen Dizayee discusses ways to help Yazidis, Christians and other communities to recover and improve their lives, during webcast discussion

SAT, 8 AUG 2020 19:14

The webcast was moderated by Associate Professor of Sociology, American University in Cairo, and 2019 Visiting Professor at the Middle East Initiative of Harvard University, Amy Austin Holmes, and introduced by Ms Merissa Khurma, Project Director-Middle East Special Initiatives at Woodrow Wilson Center.


Head of DFR receives incoming Head of Japan’s Consular Office in the Kurdistan Region

WED, 22 JUL 2020 09:35

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – Head of Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) received on Tuesday the newly appointed Japanese Head of Consular Office in the Kurdistan Region, Nagayama Youshiko.

 


Prime Minister Masrour Barzani lays foundation stone of food industry zone in Duhok

MON, 20 JUL 2020 22:51

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Monday laid the foundation stone of a food industry zone in Duhok.

 

Head of DFR meets with Iran’s new Consul General in Slemani

MON, 20 JUL 2020 22:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) on Sunday met with Mr Mehdi Shushtari, newly appointed Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Slemani.