Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 18 FEB 2019 09:54 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: TUE, 13 NOV 2018 14:14
Head of DFR participates at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy 2018 discussion on “Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and the Middle East”

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – During his working visit to Austria on 8 November 2018, Minister Falah Mustafa the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) participated, as a keynote speaker, in the discussion panel of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. This year’s discussion highlighted the political developments and issues related to the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and the Middle East.

Minister Mustafa alongside with the Professor Thomas Row, Head of History Faculty at the Diplomatic Academy and Dr. Gudrun Harrer, former Special Envoy of the European Union to Iraq clarified KRG visions on the recent developments of the Region and beyond and government formations of Erbil and Baghdad.

in the margins of the discussions, which were also attended by Ghanim Fadhil Hasan KAABI, first Secretary of the Iraqi Embassy and Dr Mustafa Ramazan, the KRG Representative to Austria, with a number of students, academics and graduates of the Vienna Diplomacy Academy, Minister Mustafa presented a historical overview of the Kurdistan Region and expressed the willingness of the KR in addressing outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad under the constitutional framework and said “We need to look forward to the future and want to solve the disputes between Erbil and Bagdad by participating all parties in the political process in Bagdad with our partners there”.

 

He emphasized that the next KRG cabinet will look forward to work on the reform agenda, to improve services for its citizens and to safeguard the diversity and peaceful coexistence of all ethnic and religious groups that make up the fabric of the Kurdistan Region, also to remain KR an efficient and solidity value community, worldwide relevant. He also referred to the complexities of the worldwide humanitarian crises, at the same time ways and solutions in nurturing existing infrastructure and institutions to prevent further migration to the Western countries.

On relations with the neighbor countries, he touched on ties with the Iraq and Iran, and also the Iraq and Turkey, saying that it’s natural for them to have good relations and hopes to deepen cooperation.

To conclude, Minister Mustafa answered questions on the internal Kurdistan politics and the vacancy of the KRI presidency as well as the Iraqi government formation and remaining vacancies.




DFR Minister updates Diplomatic Missions of Arab countries in the Kurdistan Region
SAT, 9 FEB 2019 20:11

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa and the Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Mamand hosted Consuls General of Arab countries based in Kurdistan to give an update on the current situation and exchange views on further strengthening ties on February, 6, 2019.

 
Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa receives UNHCR Representative to Iraq
SAT, 9 FEB 2019 08:30

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa received the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative to Iraq, Bruno Geddo on Thursday (February 7, 2019),  to discuss a range of issues concerning the current situation.

 
Prime Minister Barzani meets visiting Italian Prime Minister Conte
THU, 7 FEB 2019 17:34

THUErbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his accompanying delegation in Erbil.

 

 

KRG Representative to Poland meets with the Marshal of Mazowieckie Voivodeship

WED, 13 FEB 2019 10:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative in Poland, Ziyad Raoof met with Adam Struzik, Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, which is the biggest among 16 Polish voivodeships and its capital Warsaw is also the capital of Poland on ( 11th February 2019)

 

DFR Minister receives the Spanish Ambassador to Iraq to discuss recent political developments and issues of common interest

TUE, 12 FEB 2019 11:45

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa met with the Ambassador of Spain to Iraq, Juan José Escobar Stemmann and his accompanying delegation on 9 February 2019.

 

UNHCR organizes workshop on “enhancing the protection space for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kurdistan Region”

SAT, 9 FEB 2019 20:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Iraq in collaboration with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR)  concluded a one  workshop on “enhancing the protection space for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kurdistan Region” on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

 

Iran celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

SAT, 9 FEB 2019 20:15

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa and a number of government officials, political parties and members of parliaments attended the ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution of the Islamic Republic of Iran hosted by the Iranian Consulate General in Erbil.