Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 12 NOV 2019 00:02 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: MON, 30 SEP 2019 23:07
Minister Dizayee looks forward to more economic cooperation at China’s 70th anniversary celebration of founding of the People's Republic

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.

Minister Dizayee on behalf of the people and government of Kurdistan Region congratulated the people and government of China on the 70th anniversary of the nation’s founding, China’s National Day. He said he was hopeful of closer bilateral ties, noting that China has significant experience of economic reform and an open policy towards the world, and the Kurdistan Region can learn from this.

Minister Dizayee thanked China for opening their Consulate General during the economic crisis and the war against ISIS, and thanked the Chinese Consul General for developing good ties with the Kurdistan Region. He assured Mr. Ni-Ruchi of the KRG’s full support to strengthen commercial areas. Minister Dizayee said that the KRG supports China’s continued engagement in the Region.

Consul General Ni-Ruchi  in his speech briefed the guests on the developmental history of China, the world’s second largest economy and one of the largest investors in the world. China has increased its international trade and developed international ties through the Chinese principles of peace and non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs, he said. 

Mr. Ni Ruchi said that China and Kurdistan Region’s economic cooperation is growing, and he Chinese companies in recycling, waste gas, industry, education, agriculture and many other areas to develop in the future. A memorandum of understanding has been signed for the study of the Kurdish language at the Confucius Institute of China, and the study of Chinese language at Salahaddin University in Erbil.




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.

 

 

KRG Convenes to Discuss the Latest Developments in Iraq

WED, 30 OCT 2019 20:36

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss the rapidly evolving situation in Iraq.

 

KRG Representation in Poland organizes the concert on the occasion of centenary of oriental studies at the Jagiellonian University

WED, 30 OCT 2019 20:33

On behalf of the authorities of the Jagiellonian University, prof. Barbara Michalak- Pikulska dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies took the voice. She thanked the KRG Representation for organizing the concert; she also thanked Ziyad Raoof for many years of cooperation with the Jagiellonian University, especially with the Faculty of Oriental Studies.


Prime Minister Masrour Barzani Meets With the German Ambassador to Iraq

MON, 28 OCT 2019 19:58

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received the German Ambassador to Iraq, Ole Diehl, and German Consul-General in Erbil, Barbara Wolf.

 

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.