Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 21 NOV 2017 16:51 Erbil, GMT +3

About the Kurdistan Regional Government




Kurdistan Regional Government, Council of Ministers Building, Erbil

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) was formed in 1992 by the Kurdistan National Assembly, the first democratically elected parliament in Kurdistan (and in Iraq) following the no-fly zone designed to protect the Kurdistan Region from the violence of Iraq’s former Ba’ath regime.

The KRG developed experience and expertise throughout successive cabinets, especially after the fall of the former regime in 2003. In 2006, two separate KRG cabinets unified to form the 5th Cabinet, led by current Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. The 5th Cabinet embarked upon a number of unprecedented projects and policies that were not possible in previous years.

These included the construction of international airports, a proactive oil and gas policy, reconstruction of the Region’s infrastructure, the promotion of relations with members of the international community, and greater funding for social and economic projects within the Region. The 6th Cabinet, led by Dr. Barham Salih, built upon the successes of the 5th Cabinet, promoting a number of important domestic issues related to housing, higher education, and government transparency. The 7th Cabinet has achieved some key strategic successes, none more important than developments in the field of oil and gas and a rapid influx of foreign investment.

Previous cabinets have overseen groundbreaking improvements in the delivery of basic services for citizens, including provision of electricity, infrastructure development, improvement in the provision of health and education, and an unprecedented growth in per capita GDP and standards of living.



Latest Articles

Prime Minister Barzani and KIU Secretary General stress Kurdistan Region's unity

TUE, 21 NOV 2017 11:37

The latest political developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq were discussed, including relations between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region as well as the Prime Minister’s recent communications with world leaders.

KRG Council of Ministers discuss pressing issues

TUE, 21 NOV 2017 11:13

Regarding his communication with world leaders, Prime Minister Barzani said they expressed their support for a strong government in the Kurdistan Region and stressed their readiness to support dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad based on the Iraqi Constitution.

KRG calls on the international community to intervene in mediating the lifting of restrictive measures

MON, 20 NOV 2017 13:55

Prime Minister Barzani receives new British Ambassador

MON, 20 NOV 2017 09:18

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani

SUN, 19 NOV 2017 14:20

Prime Minister Barzani meets US Envoy Brett McGurk

FRI, 17 NOV 2017 13:18

Prime Minister Barzani receives letter from Head of EU Foreign Policy

THU, 16 NOV 2017 12:31

Prime Minister Barzani receives letter from UN Secretary General António Guterres

WED, 15 NOV 2017 21:56

KRG Statement on the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court’s Interpretation of the Article 1 of the Constitution

TUE, 14 NOV 2017 09:42

Prime Minister Barzani receives EU Ambassador to Iraq

TUE, 14 NOV 2017 09:09