Kurdistan Regional Government
FRI, 19 APR 2019 06:00 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 receives Qatari delegation

THU, 18 APR 2019 12:28

Prime Minister Barzani gave a brief overview about the economic and financial constraints, which the Region witnessed in the past years. He also highlighted the current indications of the Region’s economic recovery, particularly following improvement of relations between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad.

Prime Minister Barzani receives invitation to visit China

WED, 17 APR 2019 20:02

The two sides stressed developing bilateral relations and cooperation in the economic and infrastructure fields. They also highlighted the Belt and Road Initiative, BRI, of the President of the People’s Republic of China, which can also be applied in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

Prime Minister Barzani receives a Baden-Württemberg State delegation

WED, 17 APR 2019 18:33

Prime Minister Barzani thanked Baden-Württemberg State for its initiative to provide treatment to the Yazidi children and girls who survived ISIS onslaught. He also stressed that KRG’s efforts to save the Yazidi girls and boys are ongoing, and will continue until they are all released.