Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SUN, 18 AUG 2019 08:54 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: WED, 5 DEC 2018 13:38
Romanian Consular Office hosts National Day and Great Union Day celebration of the Republic of Romania in Erbil

Erbil, Kurdistan Region ( – On Monday, 4th December 2018 the Consulate Office of the Republic of Romania in Erbil held a special ceremony on the occasion of the Centenary of the Romanian Great Union Day. , KRG officials, members of Parliament, representatives of foreign countries and a number of distinguished guests were in attendance.

The opening speech was delivered by the Head of the Consular Office of the Republic of Romania in Erbil, Andrei Stanescu where he welcomed guests and congratulated the people and friends of Romania.


Iacob Prada, Ambassador of Romania to Iraq delivered a statement and highlighted the historical event that took place on the 1st of December 1918, when the Romanian province, Transylvania, decided to join to the other two parts - Moldova and Muntenia, and establish the modern state of Romania.

The Ambassador of Romania to Iraq talked about the Kurdistan Region and Iraq and said that the efforts and sacrifices of the Iraqi Military, Peshmerga forces, and security members will not be forgotten and deserves the appreciation and full support from people all over the world. He also expressed the willingness of his country to assist in rebuilding Iraqi society, promoting traditional cooperation in education and a culture based on democratic principles.


The Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa gave a speech on behalf of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) and congratulated the people and government of Romania on the centennial anniversary of their Great Union Day. Declaring the Kurdistan Region’s appreciation for the support of its international partners despite the hardships endured throughout recent years. The Head of DFR thanked the Republic of Romania for providing humanitarian and military assistance during the war against ISIS, and said: “Kurdistan Region stands committed to bolstering relations with its partners in the international community”.


With regards to the recent political developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, Minister Mustafa stated that after a successful process of Parliamentary elections and forming the next governments of Erbil and Baghdad, the KRG looks forward to working with all of its neighbors and partners in securing a brighter future for all who reside in the Region.

To conclude, Minister Mustafa expressed his hope of strengthening cooperation and promoting development between the Kurdistan Region and Romania through mutually beneficial initiatives from the private and public sectors in areas such as education, investment, and development.


Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Netherlands Ambassador to Iraq
WED, 31 JUL 2019 22:37

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received a delegation from the Netherlands led by the Ambassador to Iraq, Matthijs Wolters.

Prime Minister Barzani receives Poland’s Undersecretary of State
TUE, 30 JUL 2019 23:27

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received Poland's Undersecretary of State for Economic Diplomacy, Development Cooperation, Asia, Africa and the Middle East Policy, Maciej Lang and his delegation in Erbil.

Summary of the Kurdistan Region Council of Ministers meeting
TUE, 30 JUL 2019 19:22

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV-KRD) - Presided over by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, Kurdistan Region’s Council of Ministers convened on Tuesday, 30 July 2019.



Head of DFR and Germany’s Consul General discuss mechanism for strengthening bilateral relations

THU, 8 AUG 2019 13:48

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Safeen Dizayee on 7th July met Germany’s Consul General Ms. Barbara Wolf and her delegation. Ms. Wolf introduced the new German Deputy Consul General Mr. Sven Krauspe, and they explored ways to strengthen the partnership between both countries.


Minister Safeen Dizayee receives new Iranian Consul General in Erbil

MON, 5 AUG 2019 22:17

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations met on Monday 5th August Mr Nasrollah Rashnoudi, the new Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Kurdistan Region and his delegation.


Palestinian Consul General to Kurdistan Region visits DFR

MON, 5 AUG 2019 16:20

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Palestinian Consul General, Ambassador Nazmi Hazuri to Kurdistan Region on Monday visited KRG Department of Foreign Relations and was received by Head of DFR, Minister Safeen Dizayee.


Prime Minister Barzani Receives U.S. Military Delegation

WED, 31 JUL 2019 23:40

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received a U.S. military delegation led by the Chief of the U.S. Office of Security Cooperation – Iraq (OSC-I), Brigadier General Gregory Kreuder.