Kurdistan Regional Government
FRI, 19 JAN 2018 08:08 Erbil, GMT +3

Foreign Relations

The KRG established the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) in September 2006 to conduct relations with the international community. Today, the DFR is an integral part of the government with a wide-ranging portfolio of responsibilities.

The KRG Department of Foreign Relations is mandated to promote the interests of the Kurdistan Region and its people in regard to relations with the international community and in accordance with the Region’s legislation and the Constitution of the Republic of Iraq. Click here for more information on KRG foreign policy.

The KRG coordinates activities outside of the Kurdistan Region through its 13 representative offices worldwide. Erbil is now host to a number of diplomatic representations.

The Department is currently led by Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, and is organized into a series of directorates. Click here to see the DFR organization structure. Contact details for the Department can be found here.


Prime Minister Barzani meets visiting U.S. officials

THU, 18 JAN 2018 14:01

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister expressed his gratitude for the contribution of the American-led coalition and its significant role in the war against ISIS.  He said, it is important that the coalition continues to encourage Erbil and Baghdad to resolve outstanding issues through dialogue

Barzani and Tillerson discuss latest developments

TUE, 16 JAN 2018 23:07

Prime Minister Barzani stressed his government’s stance of favouring dialogue and negotiations to resolve all outstanding issues with Baghdad. He described the talks of the past days between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government as positive.

Prime Minister Barzani meets with British Ambassador to Iraq

TUE, 16 JAN 2018 13:40

Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with the British Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Jon Wilks, and British Consul General to the Kurdistan Region, Mr. Martyn Warr.