Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 21 MAY 2018 08:28 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.




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Head of DFR welcomes New Polish Ambassador to Iraq
WED, 9 MAY 2018 10:27

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of KRG, Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir accompanied by Ms. Siham Mamand, the Assistant Head of DFR, welcomed Ms. Beata Pęksa, the new Ambassador of Poland to Iraq, to exchange views on the latest political developments, process of dialogue between Baghdad-Erbil, internal challenges of KRI, and Iraq's upcoming elections of the Council of Representatives.

 
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MON, 7 MAY 2018 09:56

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New Head of UNAMI Human Rights Office Visits DFR

THU, 17 MAY 2018 11:00

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations received the New Head of United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Erbil Office, Ms. Yoshiko Hasumi to explore ways of furthering cooperation between KRG and UNAMI in the field of human rights.

 

Head of DFR welcomes a group of volunteers from Nishtiman Youth Network and TEDxNishtiman

TUE, 15 MAY 2018 14:24

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir welcomed a group of volunteers from Nishtiman Youth Network. Ms. Siham Mamand, Assistant Head of DFR, a number of Advisors and General Directors in the Department of Foreign Relations were also present to discus the crucial role of volunteers discussing their projects..

 

Italian Consulate Celebrates its National Day in Erbil

MON, 14 MAY 2018 18:13

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of Kurdistan Regional Government, on Sun 13, May 2018, participated in the celebration of the Italian National Day; “Festa della Republica” along with Dr. Fuad Hussein, Chief of Staff to the Kurdistan Region Presidency, Mr. Safeen Dizayee, (KRG) spokesperson, on behalf of the Prime Minister Barzani, Mr. Karim Sinjari, the Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga of KRG. Mr. Bruno Pasquino the Ambassador of Italy to Iraq and Ms. Serena Muroni, Italian consul in Erbil were present to host the guests. The reception was also attended by number of KRG Officials, diplomats, and foreign representatives.

 

Prime Minister Barzani and President Putin discuss bilateral relations

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