Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 23 APR 2018 19:54 Erbil, GMT +3
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:54:14

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.

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.