Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 16 JAN 2018 10:46 Erbil, GMT +3

Relations with the Federal Government of Iraq

The Kurdistan Regional Government is the governing authority of the federal Kurdistan Region of the Republic of Iraq, as stipulated by Section Five of the Constitution of Iraq. Since the fall of the previous regime, the KRG has staunchly promoted a democratic, pluralistic, federal Iraq at peace with itself and its neighbours, making every effort to support a stable and peaceful Iraqi state that respects the rights and the wishes of its citizens.

The Constitution of Iraq clearly delineates the rights of governorates and federal Regions, and the KRG remains unwavering in its adherence to the Constitution as the highest authority in the land. The KRG continues its good faith effort to resolve a number of unresolved issues with the federal government.


His Holiness Pope Francis receives Prime Minister Barzani

FRI, 12 JAN 2018 23:38

His Holiness Pope Francis thanked the people and government of the Kurdistan Region for accommodating and assisting a large number of displaced people, among them a significant number of Christians, who fled war and persecutions of the Islamic State terrorist group, ISIS.

Prime Minister Barzani receives letter from UN Secretary-General

FRI, 5 JAN 2018 22:46

In a letter to Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said outstanding issues between the Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi federal government should be resolved peacefully through political negotiations based on the Iraqi Constitution.

Prime Minister Barzani and US Ambassador stress the need for dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad

FRI, 5 JAN 2018 14:17

In a meeting between Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and the US Ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman on Thursday, both sides reiterated the need for further calm that has come about after the tensions between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad.