Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SAT, 18 AUG 2018 09:55 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: MON, 21 MAY 2018 13:35
Head of DFR participates in the 13th GLOBSEC Bratislava International Security Forum in Slovakia

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Head of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), attended the 13th International Security Forum GLOBSEC held 17 – 19 May 2018 in Bratislava, Slovakia. The forum of this year was titled “a determination to make the world a better and safer place”.

Attendees of the conference were foreign and deputy ministers of numerous countries, senior government officials, politicians, as well as experts in foreign affairs, security, defence, energy and technology, and representatives of intellectual institutions, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and media outlets. The conference participants discussed issues related to the most pressing security crises facing the world today such as the threat of terrorist groups, intolerance and inter-state conflicts, possible solutions to conflicts, and the role of global actors.

In his opening speech, the Slovak president, Andrej Kiska, highlighted the threat of “unscrupulous politics” and the need to unite to confront related problems through exercising fundamental norms and international values.

In his remarks, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and The President of the 72nd session of the General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, discussed problems facing the world today and the lack of global mechanisms in dealing with them. He also stressed the importance of bilateral cooperation to address these problems and wished for the forum to work as a research laboratory with the aim of detecting solutions to outstanding problems.

 

 

Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations held a number of bilateral meetings on the side-lines of the Forum with a number of global stake-holders to discuss a range of issues regarding the latest developments of the Kurdistan Region and beyond, the current political and humanitarian situation, also shedding light on national and regional elections in Iraq.

On the last day of the forum, the President of the GLOBSEC International Conference, Robert Vass, highlighted the importance of dialogue and collective action to prevent and combat international crises including those of the Middle East. He also discussed the effects of new technologies on society, economy and democracy in the world.

During the three-days of the GLOBSEC International Security Forum, which was attended by more than 1200 people, 126 speakers participated in 30 discussion sessions, with 45 closed meetings and 130 bilateral meetings being held among members of the international community.




High Representative Karwan Jamal Tahir attends the fifth round of Iraqi Cultural Scheme Closing Ceremony at the British Museum
FRI, 10 AUG 2018 12:40

London, United Kingdom (uk.gov.krd) –  The Kurdistan Regional Government High Representative to the United Kingdom, H.E Karwan Jamal Tahir addressed the audience at reception held at the British Museum on Friday 3 August 2018 to celebrate the fifth round of the British Museum’s Iraq Scheme, a UK government backed training programme designed to establish dedicated corps of Iraqis and Kurdish heritage professionals, skilled to deal with the aftermath of the destruction of archaeological sites in the Kurdistan Region and other parts of Iraq.

 
Incoming British Deputy Consul General to Kurdistan Region Visits DFR
SAT, 4 AUG 2018 16:27

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Jabali Mamand, yesterday met the newly-appointed British Deputy Consul General to Kurdistan Region, Stuart Adam.

 
A Dutch Delegation Visit DFR
SAT, 4 AUG 2018 16:05

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – a Dutch delegation from the Ministry of Justice and Security composed of Hans Faber, Director of the International Affairs and Thomas Jacobs, senior advisor at the Directorate of International Affairs, led by Willem Nicolaas Cosijn, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands visited KRG Department of Foreign Relations and were received by Siham Jabali Mamand, Assistant Head of DFR. 

 

 

KRG DFR pledges continued support to Canada's Embassy Office in Erbil

MON, 13 AUG 2018 22:46

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The outgoing Head of Canada's Embassy Office in Erbil, Paul Gareau, visited Department of Foreign Relations of Kurdistan Regional Government and met with Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Jabali Mamand upon completion of his tenure in the Kurdistan Region.

 

Third Deloitte report on Oil and Gas Review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, with newly added disclosures on local sales – Q1 of 2018

MON, 13 AUG 2018 20:57

Today new verified data on the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports, consumption and revenues have been published, covering the period from 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018, after a review of the sector by the international “Big 4” audit and consulting firm, Deloitte.

 

U.S. Congressional Delegation visits KRG DFR to discuss the latest developments in the region

SUN, 12 AUG 2018 23:07

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – A delegation composed of the United States Congress led by Steven Fagin, US Consul General to Kurdistan Region,  Patrick Megahan, professional staff member for the House Foreign Affairs Committee' Terrorism and Oren Adaki, Staff Director of the House Committee of Foreign Affairs visited KRG Department of Foreign Relations and were received by the Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Jabali Mamand on 8 August, 2018.

 

Prime Minister Barzani receives Germany's new Consul General

SAT, 11 AUG 2018 12:43

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the new Consul General of Germany to the Kurdistan Region, Ms. Barbara Wolf and her accompanying delegation.