Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 19 DEC 2018 15:13 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: THU, 24 MAY 2018 09:56
MOSCOW – Head of KRG DFR meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – By invitation from the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa,  Mikhail Bogdanov, the Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations with his accompanying delegation paid an official visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on 22 May, 2018.

Head of DFR, Minister Mustafa expressed his deep appreciation for the kind invitation and described the exchange of views as a good opportunity to furthering the existing bilateral relations.  The Minister highlighted the close bond between Kurdistan Region and the Russian Federation; he also thanked the Russian Consulate General in the Region and the Russian Embassy in Baghdad for their efforts in enhancing and deepening the bilateral ties.

During the course of the meeting, Minister Mustafa provided the Deputy Foreign Minister with a brief overview over the latest political developments in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and the wider region in general. Then, he touched upon the active participation of the Kurdistan Region in the most recent Iraqi Parliamentary Elections and in the formation process of the new cabinet according to the Iraqi constitution.

 

The Minister also added that the Kurdistan Region is committed to cooperation on the basis of the Iraqi Constitution, dialogue and mutual understanding between Kurdistan Region and the Federal Government of Iraq. Minister emphasized that Kurdistan Region has vigorously worked to defend its rights, moving forward, we need continued support from our partners in the International Community.

Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, expressed his pleasure for the visit and the prosperous partnership between the people of Kurdistan and the Russian Federation. He also welcomed the decision made by Kurdistan Region to participate in the elections of Iraqi Council of Representatives and contribute to efforts of improvement in regards to relations between Erbil and Baghdad. The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister reiterated his country’s determination to continue to further strengthen the existing strong bilateral relations.

The Deputy Foreign Minister additionally emphasized that the normalization of relations between Erbil and Baghdad provides both sides with significant advantages. At the same time, stability throughout the country is also important for Russia and the work of Russian companies in the Kurdistan Region and throughout Iraq, Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov added.

The two sides exchanged views on topics of mutual interest to promote peace, stability and prosperity at the regional and global levels, including political and economic affairs, and in the fields of commerce, culture and education. They also reaffirmed their common aspiration to deepen and enhance their bilateral cooperation.




KRG UK Representation to organize an event for the Kurdistan trade delegation
MON, 17 DEC 2018 12:17

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The KRG UK Representation and the British Expertise International (BEI) organized an event for the Kurdistan Chambers of Commerce delegation led by Dara Jalil Khayat, Head of the Federation of Kurdistan Chambers of Commerce. The delegation composed of the Head of Erbil Chamber of Commerce, Dara Jalil Khayat, Head of Sulaymaniyah Chamber of Commerce, Sirwan Muhamad, and Head of Duhok Chamber of Commerce, Ayad Abdulhalim in London.

 
Introductory meeting between New Egyptian Consul to Kurdistan Region and DFR Head, Falah Mustafa
TUE, 11 DEC 2018 19:25

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The new Consul of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Kurdistan Region, Ambassador Ahmed Jihad Hares visited the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) and was received by Falah Mustafa, Head of DFR, and Siham Mamand, the Assistant Head and discussed current political developments, efforts to form the new KRG government and Erbil-Baghdad ties.

 
Poland’s Minister for Humanitarian Affairs visits Kurdistan Region and met with the KRG Officials
MON, 10 DEC 2018 22:55

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – Beata Kempa, Poland’s Minister for Humanitarian Aid visited the Kurdistan Region and was received by the Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa, the Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Mamand, and the Governor of the Erbil, Nawzad Hadi, accompanied by the KRG Representative to Poland, Ziyad Raoof.

 

 

A Statement delivered by the Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa on the occasion of the birthday celebration of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan - 18 December, 2018

WED, 19 DEC 2018 11:02

I am very happy to be here this evening to celebrate the 85th birthday of 125th Emperor of Japan, His Majesty Emperor Akihito. I would like to thank the Ambassador of Japan in Iraq, and the Head of the Consular Office in Kurdistan for hosting such a friendly and welcoming birthday celebration!

 

Head of DFR presents a seminar at the Lebanese French in Erbil

TUE, 18 DEC 2018 14:34

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa presented an academic seminar entitled “The Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Region and the Kurdish issue around the world” at the Lebanese French University (LFU) in Erbil. The LFU Presidency, the University Commission, Heads of Departments and a number of students were also in attendance.


Dutch Foreign Minister, Stef Blok pays an official visit to Erbil

TUE, 18 DEC 2018 14:31

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The Dutch Foreign Minister, Stef Blok arrived in Erbil, on the 17th of December 2018, and was welcomed by the Minister of Interior of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Karim Sinjari and the Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa.

 

Swedish Embassy Office in the Kurdistan Region celebrates a Winter Reception in Erbil

MON, 17 DEC 2018 14:32

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The Embassy Office of the Kingdom of Sweden hosted a Winter Reception on the 12th December 2018 in Erbil,  In attendance were senior KRG officials, members of Parliament, governors, representatives of political parties, the Ambassador of Sweden to Iraq, Pontus Melander, and Deputy Head of Mission in Erbil, Mahyad Tavakoli.