Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 17 JUL 2019 16:30 Erbil, GMT +3
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:30:35

Weather

The best time to visit the Kurdistan Region is in the spring months of March and April. This is the time of year that the hills and plains are green from the winter rains, water flows freely in the streams and the temperature is pleasantly warm in the day and cool at night. 

October and November are also nice months for sightseeing or spending time out of doors.  Beautiful temperatures and almost constant cloudless skies make the days very pleasant even without the greenery of spring.

Summer months (May-September) are very hot and dry, especially on the Erbil Plain, often reaching temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius. It is slightly cooler in the evenings and in the mountainous regions around Duhok and Suleimaniah.

The winter months can be cool with rain and some snowfall in the plains and with heavy snow and ice in the mountains.

 


PM Barzani leads high-level KRG delegation to Baghdad; meetings held with Iraq’s senior leadership

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:15:08

Meetings held with Iraq’s President, Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD, 16 July 2019) - A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), headed by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, visited Baghdad today, where they held meetings with Iraqi President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, and the Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi.


H.E. Subrahmanyam Jaishanka optimistic for the close relations between Kurdistan and India

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:26:53

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – In response to a congratulatory message from Minister Falah Mustafa to H.E. Subrahmanyam Jaishanka on assuming office as the Minister of External Affairs of India, Minister Jaishanka thanked the Department of Foreign Relations and the Kurdistan Regional Government for their continued support to the Indian community and for protecting their interests in the Region. Minister Jaishanka also underlined enhancing bilateral ties in many areas of cooperation.


Minister Falah Mustafa meets James Thornton, new British Consul General to Kurdistan Region

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:23:19

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa received Mr. James Thornton, the new UK Consul General to Kurdistan Region, and congratulated him on his new position and on the start of his duties in Erbil.