Kurdistan Regional Government
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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

Kurdistan Region still hosts about 1.5 Million IDPs and refugees

THU, 14 FEB 2019 10:52

In 2018, only 32,000 of approximately 1.5 million remaining internally displaced persons, IDPs, and Syrian refugees in Kurdistan Region have either returned to their homes or migrated abroad.

Prime Minister Barzani receives Kuwaiti Consul General

TUE, 12 FEB 2019 11:28

Prime Minister Barzani thanked the people and Government of Kuwait for their humanitarian assistance with special gratitude to the Emir of Kuwait and the Consul General.

Prime Minister Barzani meets Iraqi Prime Minister

FRI, 8 FEB 2019 09:55

Prime Minister Barzani meets visiting Italian Prime Minister Conte

THU, 7 FEB 2019 11:44

Prime Minister Barzani meets with German Ambassador to Iraq

WED, 6 FEB 2019 17:14

Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Assistant Secretary of Treasury

TUE, 5 FEB 2019 12:40

Prime Minister Barzani receives Consul General of the Hellenic Republic

MON, 4 FEB 2019 23:06

Prime Minister Barzani receives World Bank delegation

THU, 31 JAN 2019 17:20

Prime Minister Barzani receives UAE Acting Consul General

THU, 31 JAN 2019 09:38

Prime Minister Barzani receives EU delegation

WED, 30 JAN 2019 22:18