Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 25 SEP 2018 18:50 Erbil, GMT +3
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:50:57

Local Transport

Travel by car in the Kurdistan Region is very simple and generally safe. Private cars and drivers are available, but they can be expensive. Taxis are a far more economical option, and they are readily available on most major roads in all the cities. A ride to or from almost anywhere in the cities normally costs somewhere between 3-7,000 ID, and you can catch a seat in a shared taxi between any of the major cities for 10-30,000 ID depending on the distance—just ask a city taxi driver “garajee + the name of city/town where you want to go". There are generally two types of taxis in the cities. Some are painted orange and white, while others are painted a light tan colour. The light tan taxis are driven by government vetted drivers, and they are considered to be safest—these cars are usually newer and cleaner also.


Head of DFR welcomes new Ambassador of Japan in Iraq

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:38:59

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Minister Falah Mustafa welcomed Naofumi Hashimoto, a newly appointed Ambassador of Japan in Iraq accompanied by Katsumi Moriyasu, Head of the Consular Office of Japan in Erbil.

 

DFR Head discusses range of issues with Turkish Consul General to Kurdistan Region

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:16:03

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the KRG Foreign Relations Department, Minister Falah Mustafa met with the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey to Kurdistan Region, Hakan Karaçay together with his accompanying delegation and discussed a number of issues including recent political developments in the Region and Iraq as a whole.

 

Head of DFR meets with the new Bulgarian Head of Trade & Economic Section to Kurdistan Region

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:23:35

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Falah Mustafa, Head of the Kurdistan Region's Department of Foreign Relations received the new Bulgarian Head of Trade and Economic Section to the Kurdistan Region, Vasil Tsveto Mirov, who started his tenure in Erbil and discussed means of strengthening trade relations and recent developments in the Region and beyond.