Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 17 JUL 2019 16:12 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: SUN, 21 APR 2019 22:59
Minister Falah Mustafa and Dutch delegation focused on institutions, agriculture and food processing in Kurdistan

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa on Thursday, April 18 met a delegation from the Kingdom of Netherlands with the aim of furthering cooperation and exchanging views on the current developments and opportunities in Kurdistan.

The delegation was composed of Mr. Hashi Abdullahi, Policy Coordinator at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Inclusive Green Growth, Ms. Melanne Rouw, Program Advisor, Sustainable Development Goals, at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, accompanied by Mr. Willem Nicolaas Cosijn, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kurdistan.

Minister Mustafa, Head of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR),  briefed the Dutch delegation on Kurdistan's recent political developments and efforts to form the next KRG cabinet. He expressed the KRG's willingness to enhance bilateral ties with the Netherlands in many areas, including agriculture, food security and the environment.

The Dutch delegation said that they are visiting the Kurdistan Region to look more closely at the agriculture sector and finding practical ways to cooperate and reiterated their country’s desire to work closely with KRG to focus on the institutions, agriculture and food processing sector in the Region.


Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Turkish Ambassador to Iraq
MON, 15 JUL 2019 12:19

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday received Turkish Ambassador to Iraq Fatih Yildiz.

KRG UK Representation hosts its Summer Reception at the UK Parliament
THU, 11 JUL 2019 10:32

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Mr Karwan Jamal Tahir, KRG High Representative to the United Kingdom welcomed more than 190 key figures included political, diplomatic, business, NGO, Iraqi and Kurdish communities at the KRG UK Representation’s summer reception hosted in the UK parliament in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Kurdistan Region to recognise the deep and broad links between the Kurdistan Region and the United Kingdom in areas of politics, economic, education and culture.

KRG Representative participated in celebration of closing of Slovakian presidency in the Visegrad Group
THU, 11 JUL 2019 09:37

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Ziyad Raoof, KRG Representative in Poland took part in solemn termination of presidency of Slovakia in Visegrad Group.



PM Barzani leads high-level KRG delegation to Baghdad; meetings held with Iraq’s senior leadership

WED, 17 JUL 2019 11:15

Meetings held with Iraq’s President, Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD, 16 July 2019) - A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), headed by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, visited Baghdad today, where they held meetings with Iraqi President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, and the Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi.

H.E. Subrahmanyam Jaishanka optimistic for the close relations between Kurdistan and India

WED, 17 JUL 2019 09:26

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – In response to a congratulatory message from Minister Falah Mustafa to H.E. Subrahmanyam Jaishanka on assuming office as the Minister of External Affairs of India, Minister Jaishanka thanked the Department of Foreign Relations and the Kurdistan Regional Government for their continued support to the Indian community and for protecting their interests in the Region. Minister Jaishanka also underlined enhancing bilateral ties in many areas of cooperation.

Minister Falah Mustafa meets James Thornton, new British Consul General to Kurdistan Region

WED, 17 JUL 2019 09:23

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa received Mr. James Thornton, the new UK Consul General to Kurdistan Region, and congratulated him on his new position and on the start of his duties in Erbil.


Minister Falah Mustafa at Bastille Day Reception said Kurdistan’s close historic friendship with France will continue

WED, 17 JUL 2019 09:20

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa on 14th July at the French Bastille Day reception in Erbil conveyed his best wishes to the people and government of France, the French community and Consul General Dominique Mas. In a speech, Minister Mustafa said that there is a history of great friendship and cooperation between Kurdistan Region and France.