Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 11 AUG 2020 00:32 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: FRI, 17 JUL 2020 23:47
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

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.

In the meeting attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, both sides reviewed the political situation in Iraq and the importance of developing the already strong, historic relationship between the Kurdistan Region and France.

Prime Minister Barzani and Foreign Minister Le Drian agreed on the importance of increasing bilateral trade and investment in a way that reflects the strong, trusted political and diplomatic ties.

The Prime Minister thanked France for its historic commitment to the Kurdish people.

He also spoke about recent talks with the federal government on outstanding issues, including budget and oil and gas. In that regard, Prime Minister Barzani noted that France can play an important role for an agreement that in line with the Constitution.

Foreign Minister Le Drian reiterated his country's support for the Kurdistan Region at this difficult time. He announced readiness to assist, adding that experts are on the ground to help develop the agriculture sector to ease the economic crisis. Foreign Minister Le Drian added that aid to the refugee camps will continue through aid organisations.

The French Foreign Minister extended an invitation to Prime Minister Barzani to visit France.




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.

 
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 meets with Charge d'affairs of the Embassy of Indonesia in Iraq

SUN, 9 AUG 2020 22:34

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Minister of Foreign Relations Safeen Dizayee met on Sunday Mr. Harryansah Khairul, the Charge d'affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Iraq and his accompanying delegation at the Department.

 

In presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Head of DFR, Mr. Daban Shadala assumes his role as Deputy Head of DFR

SUN, 9 AUG 2020 20:21

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – In a ceremony at the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday, Mr. Daban Shadala, the former KRG’s Representation in Spain started his duty as the Deputy Head of DFR.

 

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.