Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 23 APR 2018 19:55 Erbil, GMT +3
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:55:25

Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Region is an autonomous region in federal Iraq. It borders Syria to the west, Iran to the east, and Turkey to the north, where fertile plains meet the Zagros mountains, and is traversed by the Tigris, Big Zab, and Little Zab rivers.

Area: 40,643 square kilometres

Population: 5.2 million

Capital city: Erbil (also known locally as Hewler)

Languages: The Kurdistan Region’s official languages for government purposes are Kurdish and Arabic. The two most widely spoken dialects of Kurdish are Sorani and Kurmanji. Other dialects spoken by smaller numbers are Hawrami (also known as Gorani) and Zaza.  Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Turkmani are also spoken by their respective communities.
Currency: Iraqi Dinar (IQD).

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.