Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
THU, 21 MAR 2019 15:33 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.




Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa receives Turkish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
SUN, 17 MAR 2019 16:35

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa received a high-level Turkish delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sedat Önal on 13th March 2019 and discussed bilateral developments and manifold of issues including Erbil-Baghdad ties and the process of  forming a new KRG cabinet.

 
New Korean Consul General assumes office in the Kurdistan Region
TUE, 12 MAR 2019 22:26

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa received the newly appointed Consul General of the Republic of Korea to the Kurdistan Region, CHOI Kwang Jin on 10th March 2019.

 
Head of DFR welcomes the new Consul General of the Russian Federation in the Kurdistan Region
TUE, 12 MAR 2019 22:14

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The new Consul General of the Russian Federation to the Kurdistan Region, Oleg Levin visited the KRG Department of Foreign Relations and were received by the Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa on the occasion of his appointment of office in Erbil on 10th March 2019.

 

 


 

KRG UK Representative participates in a panel session on a range of issues including the political, security and economic developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq hosts by APPG Kurdistan

MON, 18 MAR 2019 21:08

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region, Mr Jack Lopresti MP held a parliamentary briefing for the Kurdistan High Representative to the United Kingdom, Karwan Jamal Tahir, and Iraqi Deputy Ambassador to the UK, Nazar Mirjan with the Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP to address the members of UK Parliament on a broad range of matters, including the political, security and economic developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

 

KRG UK Representation and KMP launch Kurdistan Memory Programme and Commemorate the Kurdish Genocides and chemical attack on Halabja at BAFTA

MON, 18 MAR 2019 20:14

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) at the heart of London’s West End became home to the launching of the Kurdistan Memory Programme (KMP) and screening of the UK premiere documentary film ‘One Yazidi Family vs. ISIS’, directed and produced by Gwynne Roberts following its debut screening at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.


A delegation from the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) visits DFR

MON, 18 MAR 2019 20:06

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – A delegation from the Consulate of the Republic of Italy and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) visited the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and were received by the Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa on 17 March 2019.

 

Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa to join Diplomatic Corps in the 31st commemoration of chemical attack on Halabja

SUN, 17 MAR 2019 16:37

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa along with the head of foreign missions in the Kurdistan Region participated in the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the chemical attack on Halabja organized by Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal affairs and Halabja governorate.