Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
THU, 23 MAY 2019 08:27 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: MON, 22 APR 2019 09:26
Republic of Bulgaria intends to upgrade its diplomatic presence in Kurdistan Region

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa and Mr Plamen Hristov, Charge D'Affaires of the Embassy of Bulgaria in Iraq, on Thursday 18, April discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties and expand commercial relations.

Mr. Hristov stated that Bulgaria wants to increase its presence in the Kurdistan and Iraq and strengthen ties. Bulgaria has held two meetings with the government of Iraq to sign a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) on many areas of cooperation, and to increase military services in Iraq and the region as a whole, the Ambassador said.

Minister Mustafa, Head of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), welcomed Bulgaria's initiatives of the Bulgarian and said that the Kurdistan has an open door policy towards the world in expanding bilateral ties and developing economic, trade and investment relations. The Minister added that Kurdistan wishes to become a joint signatory to the joint MOU between Bulgaria and Iraq. He asked Bulgaria to upgrade its diplomatic presence in Kurdistan, and launch direct flights between Kurdistan Region and Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.




Minister Falah Mustafa meets Japan’s Head of Consular Office, Mr. Katsumi Moriyasu
SUN, 19 MAY 2019 22:57

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – in the course of round meetings on Saturday, May 18th with the diplomatic missions in Kurdistan Region, Minister Falah Mustafa met with Mr. Katsumi Moriyasu, Head of the Consular Office of Japan in Erbil.

 
Minister Falah Mustafa holds productive meeting with European countries’ heads of diplomatic missions
SUN, 19 MAY 2019 22:14

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – for the purpose of discussing current important issues and developments in Kurdistan Region and Iraq, Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) held a productive meeting in the presence of Ms. Clarisse Pasztory, Head of EU Liaison Office in Erbil, with the attendance of Consul General and Representatives of the United Kingdom, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Republic of Czech, Republic of Hungary, Hellenic Republic, Consular Agency and Commercial Offices of the Republic of Poland, Romania and Bulgaria.

 
U.S. will continue to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation with Kurdistan Region
SUN, 19 MAY 2019 22:11

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The United States’ Consul General to Kurdistan Region, Mr. Steven Fagin and his accompanying delegation visited the KRG Department of Foreign Relations and were received by Minister Falah Mustafa on Saturday, May 18th.

 

 

Falah Mustafa meets Canada Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Director for Iraq and Syria

WED, 22 MAY 2019 12:47

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Ms. Pegatha Taylor, the Deputy Director for Iraq and Syria at Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, met with Minister Falah Mustafa on May 20th, to review the latest political developments and her country’s commitment to Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

 

Minister Falah Mustafa meets with outgoing Deputy Head of IOM Iraq Mission

WED, 22 MAY 2019 11:45

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa received Ms. Barbara Rijks, Deputy Head of the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM) on the occasion of the completion of her tour of duty on May 20th.

 

Prime Minister Barzani meets Patriarch of Assyrian Church of the East

TUE, 21 MAY 2019 11:12

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, and his accompanying delegation that included bishops from other countries.

 

Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Consul General

MON, 20 MAY 2019 22:10

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received U.S. Consul General to the Kurdistan Region Steven Fagin and his accompanying delegation.