Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 23 APR 2018 19:54 Erbil, GMT +3
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:54:51

Mobile phones & Internet Connection


  • Asiacell, Korek, the Kurdistan Region’s largest mobile phone service operators, have roaming agreements with several foreign operators, including European, US and UK companies. If you wish to use your mobile locally please check with your mobile phone service operator whether it has a roaming agreement with Asiacell or Korek.
  • Rather than using your home mobile SIM card, it may be cheaper to buy a local SIM card which can be purchased in some hotels and shops—especially in the bazaars. Top-up payment cards for local SIMs are widely available in hotels and shops.



Internet connections are available in many hotels and some private internet cafes, though not all connections are broadband speed.

Belgian delegation visit DFR to discuss ways to further improve bilateral relations

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:06:47

The Senior Advisor EU relations, Mr. Luc Van Looveren expressed his appreciation to DFR for the establishment of cooperation and coordination in strengthening economic and investment relations. The two sides underlined the importance of high-level exchanges to increase practical cooperation in areas of mutual interest.


Delegation of the Netherlands Foreign Ministry visit DFR

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:06:58

Ms. Mamand briefed the delegation on the latest political developments and dialogue process between Erbil and Baghdad. She also expressed KRG’s desire to strengthen ties with Kingdom of the Netherlands and the importance of the presence of the Dutch Consulate General  in Erbil. The assistant head also extended the willingness of DFR in seeking closer collaboration in various fields between Kurdistan Region and the Netherlands.


Head of DFR meets with Head of UNHCR in Iraq

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:32:16

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, met with Head of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iraq, Mr. Bruno Guido on 12 April 2018.