Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
THU, 21 MAR 2019 15:34 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: MON, 3 DEC 2018 14:08
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People celebrated in Erbil

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – On 29 November 2018 the Consulate General of the Palestinian authority to the Kurdistan Region hosted a special celebration for the annual Palestinian People International Day of Solidarity. The event was attended by KRG officials, Members of Parliament, Diplomatic corps, a number of distinguished guests, and the Palestinian community.

The Palestinian Consul General, Nazmi Hazuri presented the opening speech quoting President Nelson Mandela in which he said “the symbol of freedom and equality against racial discrimination of South Africa is not complete without Palestine freedom”, and  highlighted the significance of the 29 November 1977, which came to be known as the Partition Resolution under agenda item “Question of Palestine”. The Palestinian Consul General also highlighted the historical ties between Palestine and the Region and expressed his country’s willingness to further foster bilateral relationships between the state of Palestine and the Kurdistan Region.

Ricardo Rodriguez, the Head of UNAMI Regional Office and Area Security Coordinator spoke on behalf of the UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres. In his speech,  the Head of UNAMI Regional Office remarked that it has been71 years from the day of adoption of the general assembly resolution 181 which called for the partition of the then British Palestine into two independent States (one Arab and another Jewish).

 

He also commented that the United Nations urged all sides to use their offices to encourage the parties to reach a sustainable agreement based on fair grounds and in accordance with the UN resolutions, human rights, and international law.

The Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa also gave a speech, and extended his sincere appreciation to the Consulate General of the state of Palestine in Erbil for hosting this special event and congratulated the government and the people of Palestine on behalf of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)on the 6th anniversary of the establishment of the Palestine Consulate General to the Kurdistan Region

Minister Mustafa expressed the enthusiasm of the Kurdistan Region on the existing ties between the two countries in various areas of cooperation including educational and cultural.   The Head of DFR further added that the Kurdistan Region supports Palestine in reaching a lasting solution within the framework of a two-state solution for preserving the stability and security of the region.

Minister Mustafa further touched upon the current developments in the Region and Iraq, efforts to form the next Baghdad and Erbil governments, and expressed the vision of the KRG in having a clear policy of partnership to enhance the prosperity and security in the region as a whole.




Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa receives Turkish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
SUN, 17 MAR 2019 16:35

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa received a high-level Turkish delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sedat Önal on 13th March 2019 and discussed bilateral developments and manifold of issues including Erbil-Baghdad ties and the process of  forming a new KRG cabinet.

 
New Korean Consul General assumes office in the Kurdistan Region
TUE, 12 MAR 2019 22:26

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa received the newly appointed Consul General of the Republic of Korea to the Kurdistan Region, CHOI Kwang Jin on 10th March 2019.

 
Head of DFR welcomes the new Consul General of the Russian Federation in the Kurdistan Region
TUE, 12 MAR 2019 22:14

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The new Consul General of the Russian Federation to the Kurdistan Region, Oleg Levin visited the KRG Department of Foreign Relations and were received by the Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa on the occasion of his appointment of office in Erbil on 10th March 2019.

 

 


 

KRG UK Representative participates in a panel session on a range of issues including the political, security and economic developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq hosts by APPG Kurdistan

MON, 18 MAR 2019 21:08

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region, Mr Jack Lopresti MP held a parliamentary briefing for the Kurdistan High Representative to the United Kingdom, Karwan Jamal Tahir, and Iraqi Deputy Ambassador to the UK, Nazar Mirjan with the Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP to address the members of UK Parliament on a broad range of matters, including the political, security and economic developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

 

KRG UK Representation and KMP launch Kurdistan Memory Programme and Commemorate the Kurdish Genocides and chemical attack on Halabja at BAFTA

MON, 18 MAR 2019 20:14

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) at the heart of London’s West End became home to the launching of the Kurdistan Memory Programme (KMP) and screening of the UK premiere documentary film ‘One Yazidi Family vs. ISIS’, directed and produced by Gwynne Roberts following its debut screening at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.


A delegation from the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) visits DFR

MON, 18 MAR 2019 20:06

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – A delegation from the Consulate of the Republic of Italy and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) visited the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and were received by the Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa on 17 March 2019.

 

Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa to join Diplomatic Corps in the 31st commemoration of chemical attack on Halabja

SUN, 17 MAR 2019 16:37

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa along with the head of foreign missions in the Kurdistan Region participated in the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the chemical attack on Halabja organized by Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal affairs and Halabja governorate.