Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 18 JUN 2019 04:38 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: FRI, 30 MAR 2018 22:53
Prime Minister Barzani meets with UN Special Envoy

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), Mr. Ján Kubiš, and his accompanying delegation.

Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani also attended the meeting.

UN Envoy Kubiš expressed his satisfaction with the positive steps taken by the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi federal government and hoped for more serious talks in order to resolve outstanding issues. In this regard, he also expressed United Nations readiness to provide any assistance.

He presented an overview of his efforts to create an appropriate atmosphere for holding Iraqi elections, including the gathering of  Iraqi political parties yesterday to sign a charter of honor to ensure holding successful elections.

Prime Minister Barzani thanked Mr. Kubiš for his support for the ongoing talks between Erbil and Baghdad, that resulted in solving some issues. He expressed his aspiration for serious dialogue to resolve other outstanding issues.

Also, he considered the participation of the Kurdistan political parties in yesterday’s gathering of Iraqi political parties as support to the political process in Iraq and the upcoming elections. He also discussed the importance of holding elections in the Kurdistan Region on time.

Prime Minister Barzani raised the plight of those internally displaced persons, who returned voluntarily to their places of origin, but due to lack of security and basic services have returned to their camps. He said it is necessary the Iraqi government, with the assistance of the international community, find a solution to this issue.

 




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.

 

 

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

FRI, 31 MAY 2019 13:49

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – 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 (dfr.gov.krd) – 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 (dfr.gov.krd) – 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 (dfr.gov.krd) – 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.