Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 12 AUG 2020 23:52 Erbil, GMT +3
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:52:13

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 Safeen Dizayee meets with Charge d'affairs of the Embassy of Indonesia in Iraq

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 19:34:51

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Minister of Foreign Relations Safeen Dizayee met on Sunday Mr. Harryansah Khairul, the Charge d'affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Iraq and his accompanying delegation at the Department.


In presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Head of DFR, Mr. Daban Shadala assumes his role as Deputy Head of DFR

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 17:21:19

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – In a ceremony at the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday, Mr. Daban Shadala, the former KRG’s Representation in Spain started his duty as the Deputy Head of DFR.


Minister Safeen Dizayee discusses ways to help Yazidis, Christians and other communities to recover and improve their lives, during webcast discussion

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 16:14:48

The webcast was moderated by Associate Professor of Sociology, American University in Cairo, and 2019 Visiting Professor at the Middle East Initiative of Harvard University, Amy Austin Holmes, and introduced by Ms Merissa Khurma, Project Director-Middle East Special Initiatives at Woodrow Wilson Center.