Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 12 NOV 2019 00:04 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: WED, 31 DEC 2014 07:07
China’s Vice Foreign Minister opens Consulate General in his first trip to Kurdistan

Erbil, Kurdistan Region – Iraq ( – In the presence of Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, China’s Vice Foreign Minister, Zhang Ming, officially opened China’s consulate general in Erbil today.

Prime Minister Barzani in his speech applauded the decision of the government of China to open its consulate general in Erbil. He said, “Opening the consulate general of the People’s Republic of China in the Kurdistan Region is the first step towards building mutually beneficial relations. This will provide a great opportunity for both sides to explore areas of potential cooperation. The opening of this office will help us to benefit from the rich and successful experience of China in all fields.”

Prime Minister Barzani also thanked China for providing humanitarian assistance to the Kurdistan Region and hoped that the opening of this office would result in further humanitarian aid as well as military assistance in the fight against terrorism.

Vice Foreign Minister Ming in his speech thanked the KRG for the assistance provided in the opening of China’s consulate general. He said, “The opening of our consulate general in Erbil expresses our strong support for the political process in Iraq. It is a sign of our strong desire to further deepen and strengthen our bilateral ties with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in various fields.”

Mr Ming commended the role of the KRG in preserving the stability of the region and voiced the willingness of the Chinese government to contribute to this stability and to provide further humanitarian assistance.

Commenting on the opening ceremony of China’s consulate general in Erbil, Minister Falah Mustafa stated, “This is the beginning of a new chapter in an important, mutually beneficial relationship that will benefit the people and the government of both China and the Kurdistan Region.”

Mr. Banglin, China’s Consul General, said that China is eager to develop its relations with Kurdistan Region and take part in this development, particularly in the infrastructural, economic, commercial and cultural domains.

The opening ceremony was attended by senior KRG officials, China’s ambassador to Iraq, members of the diplomatic community, as well as representative of Chinese companies in the Kurdistan Region.

Ministry of Interior and KRG Department of Foreign Relations hold joint meeting with the diplomats and donor countries in Kurdistan on recent events in Syria
THU, 17 OCT 2019 11:40

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – The Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Ministry of Interior and its Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) held a joint meeting with foreign diplomats and donor countries in Kurdistan Region, on 15 October, on the events in northeastern Syria and its impact on the humanitarian and security situation in the Region.

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 ( – 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.



KRG Convenes to Discuss the Latest Developments in Iraq

WED, 30 OCT 2019 20:36

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss the rapidly evolving situation in Iraq.


KRG Representation in Poland organizes the concert on the occasion of centenary of oriental studies at the Jagiellonian University

WED, 30 OCT 2019 20:33

On behalf of the authorities of the Jagiellonian University, prof. Barbara Michalak- Pikulska dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies took the voice. She thanked the KRG Representation for organizing the concert; she also thanked Ziyad Raoof for many years of cooperation with the Jagiellonian University, especially with the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani Meets With the German Ambassador to Iraq

MON, 28 OCT 2019 19:58

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received the German Ambassador to Iraq, Ole Diehl, and German Consul-General in Erbil, Barbara Wolf.


A Statement from Kurdistan Region Presidency

MON, 21 OCT 2019 23:45

The US-led coalition forces have played a major role in protecting and assisting the people of the Kurdistan Region, starting from establishing no-fly zone in 1991, toppling the Ba’ath regime in 2003, to defeating ISIS terror group in the past few years.