Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 18 JUN 2019 04:19 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: WED, 28 MAR 2018 14:04
Kurdistan Region and South Korea reiterate broadening of bilateral relations

Erbil, Kurdistan Region ( - Minister Mustafa, the Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), received Mr. Park Young-Kyu, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea, and the new Deputy Consul General, Mr. Park Jung – Sik.   

In the meeting, which was also attended by Assistant Head of DFR Ms. Siham Mamand, the Head of DFR welcomed the new Deputy Consul General and wished him success in his tasks. He also expressed the readiness of the DFR to continue its support in further enhancing the bilateral relations between Korea and Kurdistan Region.

Mr. Young-Kyu thanked Minister Mustafa for the warm welcome and support and congratulated the Government and people of Kurdistan on the occasion of Nawroz. He also shed light on the activities of the Korean International Cooperation Agency KOICA and Korean companies operating in the Region.

The Minister renewed the appreciation of the DFR and KRG to the Government of Korea and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for their efforts and projects since 2003. Minister Mustafa also expressed support to future projects of KOICA and stressed on the importance of further strengthening bilateral cooperation.


Falah Mustafa meets Canada Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Director for Iraq and Syria
WED, 22 MAY 2019 12:47

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – 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 ( – 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 ( – 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.



Minister Falah Mustafa receives incoming Swiss Ambassador Lukas Gasser and his delegation

FRI, 31 MAY 2019 13:49

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa received Ambassador Lukas Gasser, Switzerland’s ambassador to Iraq, resident in Amman, and his accompanying delegation on his first visit to the Kurdistan Region.


Assistant Head of DFR Siham Mamand meets Czech Consul General to Kurdistan Region

FRI, 31 MAY 2019 12:03

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Ms. Siham Mamand, Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), had a good exchange of views on May 30th with Mr. Michal Svoboda, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Erbil.


Minister Falah Mustafa meets outgoing Belgian Ambassador Hendrik Velde

THU, 30 MAY 2019 10:39

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa received on May 28th Ambassador Hendrik Van de Velde, Belgium’s envoy to Jordan and Iraq, to bid him farewell as his tenure in the region comes to an end.

Minister Falah Mustafa meets EU Ambassador to Iraq, Ramon Blecua

WED, 29 MAY 2019 20:15

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa met with the European Union's Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Ramon Blecua and discussed the role of the EU in promoting security and peace and humanitarian assistance for refugees and displaced persons in the liberated areas.