Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
THU, 23 JAN 2020 02:18 Erbil, GMT +3
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 02:18:59

Security in the Region

The security situation in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq is very different from the rest of Iraq. Not a single coalition soldier was killed in the Region during the Iraq war beginning in 2003. The official Regional guard, the Peshmerga forces, are highly trained and experienced in providing security. The Asayish (or police security force) work in close cooperation with the Peshmerga (or regional guard) to provide comprehensive protection against threats and help with routine police matters.

To maintain the level of peace in Kurdistan, there are checkpoints on the borders and city perimeters. Separate advice must be sought for travel throughout Iraq outside of the Kurdistan Region. We also recommend that visitors consult travel advice issued by their country of domicile for visiting other parts of Iraq.


Minister Dizayee and DFR officials meet with Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker and the Relations and Kurdish Diaspora Committee

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:09:42

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – A delegation from the KRG Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) headed by Minister Safeen Dizayee visited the Kurdistan Parliament on 19 January and met with the Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami and the Relations and Kurdish Diaspora Committee headed by the chair, Dr Rebwar Babkayi.

 

Minister Safeen Dizayee meets with Spain’s Ambassador to Iraq

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:03:11

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, received on 19 January Spain’s Ambassador to Iraq, H.E. Hansi Escobar, and Mr Dawed Sardar Jaff, Spain’s Honorary Consul in Kurdistan Region, to discuss the latest political developments in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq and across the region.

 

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets with Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:56:48

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.