Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SUN, 9 AUG 2020 02:34 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: FRI, 17 JUL 2020 23:47
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received today French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss bilateral relations and regional developments.

In the meeting attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, both sides reviewed the political situation in Iraq and the importance of developing the already strong, historic relationship between the Kurdistan Region and France.

Prime Minister Barzani and Foreign Minister Le Drian agreed on the importance of increasing bilateral trade and investment in a way that reflects the strong, trusted political and diplomatic ties.

The Prime Minister thanked France for its historic commitment to the Kurdish people.

He also spoke about recent talks with the federal government on outstanding issues, including budget and oil and gas. In that regard, Prime Minister Barzani noted that France can play an important role for an agreement that in line with the Constitution.

Foreign Minister Le Drian reiterated his country's support for the Kurdistan Region at this difficult time. He announced readiness to assist, adding that experts are on the ground to help develop the agriculture sector to ease the economic crisis. Foreign Minister Le Drian added that aid to the refugee camps will continue through aid organisations.

The French Foreign Minister extended an invitation to Prime Minister Barzani to visit France.




Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Iranian Foreign Minister
SUN, 19 JUL 2020 23:54

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received on Monday Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to discuss regional developments and bilateral relations.

 
Minister Safeen Dizayee takes part in panel discussion on the impact of conflict on Kurds in Syria and Iraq
SAT, 18 JUL 2020 14:54

Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spoke on Friday, July 17 in a virtual panel discussion titled The Impact of Deadly Conflict on Kurds in Syria and Iraq.

 
Robert Halfon: Helping our friends and allies the Kurds, beacons of pluralism and democracy in the Middle East
THU, 16 JUL 2020 12:04

The Kurds were, and still are, decisive in opposing ISIS, which detests everything they stand for.  It is an extraordinary nation, that was a victim of Saddam Hussein’s genocide and now, is literally now holding the line against ISIS barbarism, is surrounded by enemies and is a vital ally of the free world. These are just a few reasons why I care so deeply about this region’s future.


 

Minister Safeen Dizayee discusses ways to help Yazidis, Christians and other communities to recover and improve their lives, during webcast discussion

SAT, 8 AUG 2020 19:14

The webcast was moderated by Associate Professor of Sociology, American University in Cairo, and 2019 Visiting Professor at the Middle East Initiative of Harvard University, Amy Austin Holmes, and introduced by Ms Merissa Khurma, Project Director-Middle East Special Initiatives at Woodrow Wilson Center.


Head of DFR receives incoming Head of Japan’s Consular Office in the Kurdistan Region

WED, 22 JUL 2020 09:35

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – Head of Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) received on Tuesday the newly appointed Japanese Head of Consular Office in the Kurdistan Region, Nagayama Youshiko.

 


Prime Minister Masrour Barzani lays foundation stone of food industry zone in Duhok

MON, 20 JUL 2020 22:51

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Monday laid the foundation stone of a food industry zone in Duhok.

 

Head of DFR meets with Iran’s new Consul General in Slemani

MON, 20 JUL 2020 22:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) on Sunday met with Mr Mehdi Shushtari, newly appointed Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Slemani.