Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SAT, 18 AUG 2018 09:55 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 ( – 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.

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