Kurdistan Regional Government


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.