Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 24 JUL 2019 02:03 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: THU, 19 APR 2018 10:32
Head of DFR meets with Head of UNHCR in Iraq

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, met with Head of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iraq, Mr. Bruno Guido on 12 April 2018.

During the meeting, both sides underlined the importance of raising concerns about refugees and IDPs in Iraq and Kurdistan stressing means of improving their living conditions and restoring a sense of hope within them.

Minister Mustafa expressed his appreciation and gratitude to UNHCR for the assistance provided to Kurdistan Region, which alleviated a heavy burden on the KRG caused by war on terror and large waves of refugees and IDPs.

United Nations High Commissioner thanked people and Government of the Kurdistan Region for hosting large numbers of displaced persons and refugees in the Region, despite their impact and pressures leading to economic hardships. He also emphasized recent efforts of the High Commission to work on the return of the displaced communities,  back to their homes.

The meeting concluded by touching upon the latest political developments and the current situation in the Kurdistan Region, highlighting the progress of the talks between Erbil and Baghdad.

The meeting was also attended by the Assistant Head of the DFR, Ms. Siham Mamand.




Press Release by KRG Spokesperson: Detention in Turkey of Tourists from the Kurdistan Region
FRI, 19 JUL 2019 17:40

Several people from the Kurdistan Region were recently attacked in the Turkish city of Trabzon.

 
Statement by Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government following today’s shooting incident at a restaurant in Erbil.
WED, 17 JUL 2019 22:32

KRG Department of Foreign Relations condemns in the strongest terms today’s attack which caused the deaths of two people, including a Turkish diplomat, and the injury of one other person, and extends its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery for the injured.

 
KRG Statement on shooting incident in Erbil
WED, 17 JUL 2019 21:20

The Kurdistan Regional Government condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s shooting incident at a restaurant in Erbil, which resulted in the deaths of two people, including a Turkish diplomat, and the injury of one other person.

 

 

Safeen Dizayee takes office as the New Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations

TUE, 23 JUL 2019 10:55

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – In an senior Kurdistan Regional Government officials at the KRG Department of Foreign Relations on Sunday 21 July, Minister Safeen Dizayee assumed office as the new Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, taking over from former Minister and Head of DFR, Falah Mustafa.

 

Safeen Dizayee and Turkish Consul General discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations

TUE, 23 JUL 2019 10:04

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Safeen Dizayee, Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations on Monday 22 July met with Mr Hakan Karacay, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey to Kurdistan Region.

 

Second Regular Meeting of KRG Council of Ministers

TUE, 23 JUL 2019 10:02

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Presided over by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, the Council of Ministers of Kurdistan Region held its second regular meeting on 22 July 2019.

 

KRG Spokesperson: Main Perpetrator of Erbil Shooting Arrested

SUN, 21 JUL 2019 09:37

The main perpetrator responsible for the Erbil restaurant shooting on July 17 has now been arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Unit of Kurdistan Region, following a large-scale search operation. He has been named as Mazlum Dag.