Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
THU, 23 MAY 2019 12:06 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: DFR publication date: SAT, 10 OCT 2009 10:52
President Barzani Receives Danielle Mitterrand

Danielle Mitterrand, a long-time Kurdish friend and the widow of François Mitterrand
Salahaddin, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani today received Danielle Mitterrand, a long-time Kurdish friend and the widow of François Mitterrand and president of the foundation France Libertés Fondation Danielle Mitterrand.

On Tuesday, Mrs. Mitterrand attended a session of the recently-inaugurated Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament. In remarks to the session, she urged all parliamentary factions to be united in facing the various challenges facing the Kurdistan Region. She also talked about her experiences with the Iraqi Kurds since 1991 when she visited the Region through Iran.

“There are now several Western consulate offices in your Region. Your government could also try to open diplomatic and cultural offices in these countries and use this opportunity to establish strong relations and make more friends,” she remarked.

Mrs. Mitterrand, a long time supporter and champion of Kurdish rights, is visiting the Kurdistan Region on an official invitation by President Barzani. She is also here to open two French-language schools in the cities of Erbil and Sulaimaniya.

Minister Falah Mustafa meets Japan’s Head of Consular Office, Mr. Katsumi Moriyasu
SUN, 19 MAY 2019 22:57

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – in the course of round meetings on Saturday, May 18th with the diplomatic missions in Kurdistan Region, Minister Falah Mustafa met with Mr. Katsumi Moriyasu, Head of the Consular Office of Japan in Erbil.

Minister Falah Mustafa holds productive meeting with European countries’ heads of diplomatic missions
SUN, 19 MAY 2019 22:14

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – for the purpose of discussing current important issues and developments in Kurdistan Region and Iraq, Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) held a productive meeting in the presence of Ms. Clarisse Pasztory, Head of EU Liaison Office in Erbil, with the attendance of Consul General and Representatives of the United Kingdom, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Republic of Czech, Republic of Hungary, Hellenic Republic, Consular Agency and Commercial Offices of the Republic of Poland, Romania and Bulgaria.

U.S. will continue to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation with Kurdistan Region
SUN, 19 MAY 2019 22:11

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – The United States’ Consul General to Kurdistan Region, Mr. Steven Fagin and his accompanying delegation visited the KRG Department of Foreign Relations and were received by Minister Falah Mustafa on Saturday, May 18th.



Falah Mustafa meets Canada Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Director for Iraq and Syria

WED, 22 MAY 2019 12:47

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Ms. Pegatha Taylor, the Deputy Director for Iraq and Syria at Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, met with Minister Falah Mustafa on May 20th, to review the latest political developments and her country’s commitment to Kurdistan Region and Iraq.


Minister Falah Mustafa meets with outgoing Deputy Head of IOM Iraq Mission

WED, 22 MAY 2019 11:45

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa received Ms. Barbara Rijks, Deputy Head of the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM) on the occasion of the completion of her tour of duty on May 20th.


Prime Minister Barzani meets Patriarch of Assyrian Church of the East

TUE, 21 MAY 2019 11:12

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, and his accompanying delegation that included bishops from other countries.


Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Consul General

MON, 20 MAY 2019 22:10

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received U.S. Consul General to the Kurdistan Region Steven Fagin and his accompanying delegation.