Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 22 OCT 2019 20:26 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: MON, 23 SEP 2019 20:27
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani Receives US Military Delegation

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received a US military delegation headed by Brigadier General Gregory Kreuder.

Minister of Peshmerga Shorish Ismael and US Consul-General Steven Fagin were also present at the meeting where the officials discussed the extensive military cooperation between the US and Kurdistan Region.

Prime Minister Barzani acknowledged the role of the US and global coalition in the fight against the so-called Islamic State and emphasised the necessity of ongoing support.

Both sides recognized that improved relations between the Kurdistan Regional Government and federal government of Iraq have facilitated constructive dialogue and a path to a stable relationship that recognises the rights of the Kurdistan Region under the constitution.

They agreed that it is of shared interest to strengthen ties between Erbil and Baghdad and improve coordination between the Peshmerga and Iraqi Armed Forces.

Prime Minister Barzani and the US delegation recognized that mutual respect and coordination between Erbil and Baghdad will help stabilize the country and preserve the security of its people.




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.