Kurdistan Regional Government
SUN, 22 APR 2018 22:39 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.





Activities

Prime Minister Barzani and UN Special Envoy discuss political situation in Iraq

WED, 18 APR 2018 21:45

They discussed the political process in Iraq, the upcoming general elections in May and the participation of the Kurdistan Region in these elections. They also discussed the outcomes of the recent talks between the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi federal government.

Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Special Envoy for the Global Coalition

WED, 18 APR 2018 14:32

Prime Minister Barzani thanked the U.S. government for its support for the talks between the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi federal government. He stressed that differences can only be settled through dialogue and negotiations.

Prime Minister Barzani receives Belgian ambassador to Iraq

FRI, 13 APR 2018 10:21

The two sides discussed the political situation in Iraq, the progress made in the talks between the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi federal government, the upcoming elections in Iraq and Kurdistan, Post-ISIS era, and the situation of the internally displace persons, were discussed in the meeting.