Kurdistan News

New Patriarch of the Assyrian Church Consecrated

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq – Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani attended the consecration ceremony of His Holiness Patriarch Gewargis Sliwa, the new Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, in Saint Yohana Church in Ainkawa-Erbil. (more…)

Head of DFR discusses latest developments with Dutch Foreign Minister

The Hague, the Netherlands – The Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations Minister Falah Mustafa today met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Bert Koenders in the Hague to discuss bilateral ties as well as recent military and humanitarian developments. (more…)

German Bundestag delegation visits DFR

Erbil, Kurdistan Region – A delegation from the German Bundestag yesterday visited the KRG Department of Foreign Relations to discuss refugee crisis and challenges facing the Kurdistan Region. The delegation included members of Bundestag Mr Gerold Reichenbach, Mr Thorsten Hoffmann and Ms Ursula Jelpke. (more…)

Farewell party Consul in Erbil

On Saturday in the restaurant “Park” in Erbil took place a party to celebrate the end of term Renata Trzcińska as a Consul in Kurdistan. (more…)

A Statement from the Head of the DFR on Refugee Crisis

The war and violence in Syria and Iraq have had significant impacts in different ways and across borders. The Kurdistan Region, despite limited resources, has provided shelter and basic humanitarian needs for approximately 1.8 million refugees from Syria and internally displaced people (IDP) from Iraq.  The presence of Syrian refugees and Iraqi IDPs in our region has stretched education, health care, and other services to the limit. The crisis has not only influenced the region, but has further developed across continents. An overwhelming number of refugees are crossing borders under dire circumstances. (more…)

Prime Minister Barzani and former ICC Chief Prosecutor discuss efforts for genocide recognition of Yezidi case

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq – Kurdistan Region Prime Minster, Nechirvan Barzani, yesterday received the former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ICC, Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his accompanying delegation.

The two sides discussed the situation of the victims of terrorist attacks, particularly the Yazidi Kurds who last year were subject to barbaric attacks by Islamic State terrorist organisation, ISIS. (more…)

Minister Falah Mustafa spoke with National Security Advisor to Prime Minister of Canada

Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations Minister Falah Mustafa talked with Richard Fadden- National Security Advisor to Canadian Prime Minister- about  further development of mutual, very fruitful cooperation. On behalf of the people of Kurdistan minister Falah Mustafa thanked Canada for military support for Peshmerga and humanitarian support for refugees. Minister warmly encouraged Canadian authorities to open diplomatic representation of Canada in Erbil.