Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 12 NOV 2019 00:03 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.




Ministry of Interior and KRG Department of Foreign Relations hold joint meeting with the diplomats and donor countries in Kurdistan on recent events in Syria
THU, 17 OCT 2019 11:40

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Ministry of Interior and its Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) held a joint meeting with foreign diplomats and donor countries in Kurdistan Region, on 15 October, on the events in northeastern Syria and its impact on the humanitarian and security situation in the Region.

 
KRG Statement on developments in Northeastern Syria
TUE, 8 OCT 2019 22:21

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – The Kurdistan Regional Government is deeply concerned by the United States’ decision to withdraw from the safe zone in northeastern Syria and by reports of a potential unilateral military operation by Turkey. The government calls on Turkey, as a member of the Global Coalition, to avoid any initiative that would undermine the progress made against ISIS, including jeopardising the secure detention of terrorist fighters.

 
Minister Safeen Dizayee meets with Korean Ambassador to Iraq
TUE, 1 OCT 2019 21:11

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations received on 1st October South Korean Ambassador Jang Kyung-wook to Iraq, accompanied by Consul General CHOI-Kwang Jin in Erbil.

 

 

KRG Convenes to Discuss the Latest Developments in Iraq

WED, 30 OCT 2019 20:36

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss the rapidly evolving situation in Iraq.

 

KRG Representation in Poland organizes the concert on the occasion of centenary of oriental studies at the Jagiellonian University

WED, 30 OCT 2019 20:33

On behalf of the authorities of the Jagiellonian University, prof. Barbara Michalak- Pikulska dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies took the voice. She thanked the KRG Representation for organizing the concert; she also thanked Ziyad Raoof for many years of cooperation with the Jagiellonian University, especially with the Faculty of Oriental Studies.


Prime Minister Masrour Barzani Meets With the German Ambassador to Iraq

MON, 28 OCT 2019 19:58

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received the German Ambassador to Iraq, Ole Diehl, and German Consul-General in Erbil, Barbara Wolf.

 

A Statement from Kurdistan Region Presidency

MON, 21 OCT 2019 23:45

The US-led coalition forces have played a major role in protecting and assisting the people of the Kurdistan Region, starting from establishing no-fly zone in 1991, toppling the Ba’ath regime in 2003, to defeating ISIS terror group in the past few years.