Kurdistan Regional Government
SUN, 26 MAR 2017 02:26 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

KRG Prime Minister condemns London terror attack.

WED, 22 MAR 2017 23:35

“I strongly condemn the terror attack that took place near the British Parliament in the center of London on Wednesday. I offer my condolences to the families of the victims, the people and government of the United Kingdom and wish the injured speedy recovery.

Prime Minister Barzani meets Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister

WED, 8 MAR 2017 10:59

Ms. Isabella Lovin commends the Kurdistan Region for sheltering and providing services for nearly two million refugees and internally displaced people.

Yezidi Spiritual Council calls on PKK to evacuate Sinjar area

SAT, 4 MAR 2017 22:53

UN to open another support and treatment centre for women in Kurdistan Region

THU, 2 MAR 2017 14:02

Prime Minister Barzani meets the new Russian ambassador in Iraq

THU, 2 MAR 2017 13:01

Deputy Prime Minister Talabani meets Canadian Minister of International Development

MON, 27 FEB 2017 14:18

KRG leaders meet with US congressional delegation

THU, 23 FEB 2017 10:16

Prime Minister Barzani meets US Senate delegation

TUE, 21 FEB 2017 17:55

The United Kingdom reaffirms its support to the Kurdistan Region

MON, 13 FEB 2017 12:37

Prime Minister Barzani and EU Special Envoy discuss religious coexistence

THU, 9 FEB 2017 16:29