Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 22 OCT 2019 20:01 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: TUE, 23 JUL 2019 10:55
Safeen Dizayee takes office as the New Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – In a meeting with the senior Kurdistan Regional Government officials at the KRG Department of Foreign Relations on Sunday 21 July, Minister Safeen Dizayee assumed office as the new Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, taking over from former Minister and Head of DFR, Falah Mustafa.

The meeting included Shaban Shaban Chali, Chief of staff to the Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, Dr. Omed Sabah, Chief of staff to the Council of Ministers, and Dr. Amanj Raheem, Secretary of the Council of Ministers, Ms. Siham Mamand, Assistant Head of DFR, and DFR’s senior advisors and directors.

Falah Mustafa, former Minister and Head of DFR, congratulated the attendees on joining the new government and thanked all the associates who have stood by him over the past 13 years. He congratulated Minister Safeen Dizayee on taking office as the new Head of the KRG DFR, and wished him success in serving the people.

Minister Dizayee commended Falah Mustafa’s many achievements over years of service to the people and government of Kurdistan and his success in strengthening relations between the KRG and foreign governments during his tenure. He asked the DFR staff to draw up appropriate plans for expanding the KRG’s foreign relations.

 




Minister Dizayee looks forward to more economic cooperation at China’s 70th anniversary celebration of founding of the People's Republic
MON, 30 SEP 2019 23:07

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of Kurdistan’s Department of Foreign Relations on 30 September made a speech at the celebration in Erbil for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. He attended the Chinese Consulate General’s reception together with Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, and Mr. Ni-Ruchi, the Chinese Consul General in Erbil.

 
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets with the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Erbil
SUN, 29 SEP 2019 21:09

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Erbil, Ni-Ruchi.

 
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Greek delegation
SUN, 29 SEP 2019 21:06

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received the Greek Ambassador to Iraq, Leonidas Kontovounesios and Consul-General of the Hellenic Republic to Erbil, Efthymios Costopoulos.

 

 

A Statement from Kurdistan Region Presidency

MON, 21 OCT 2019 23:45

The US-led coalition forces have played a major role in protecting and assisting the people of the Kurdistan Region, starting from establishing no-fly zone in 1991, toppling the Ba’ath regime in 2003, to defeating ISIS terror group in the past few years.

 

Ministry of Interior and KRG Department of Foreign Relations hold joint meeting with the diplomats and donor countries in Kurdistan on recent events in Syria

THU, 17 OCT 2019 11:40

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Ministry of Interior and its Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) held a joint meeting with foreign diplomats and donor countries in Kurdistan Region, on 15 October, on the events in northeastern Syria and its impact on the humanitarian and security situation in the Region.

 

KRG Statement on developments in Northeastern Syria

TUE, 8 OCT 2019 22:21

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – The Kurdistan Regional Government is deeply concerned by the United States’ decision to withdraw from the safe zone in northeastern Syria and by reports of a potential unilateral military operation by Turkey. The government calls on Turkey, as a member of the Global Coalition, to avoid any initiative that would undermine the progress made against ISIS, including jeopardising the secure detention of terrorist fighters.

 

Minister Safeen Dizayee meets with Korean Ambassador to Iraq

TUE, 1 OCT 2019 21:11

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations received on 1st October South Korean Ambassador Jang Kyung-wook to Iraq, accompanied by Consul General CHOI-Kwang Jin in Erbil.