Kurdistan News

KRG delegation attended annual Halifax Security Forum

Halifax, Canada – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir and the KRG Representative to the United States Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman traveled to Canada to speak at the Halifax Security Forum. (more…)

Minister Falah Mustafa represented KRG at the EU-Arab World Summit

Athens, Greece – On the initiative of the Greek government, the EU-Arab World Summit was held on 3-4 November 2016 in Athens, Greece, with view of providing the most representative and dynamic platform for debating strategies of Euro-Arab cooperation and partnership between the two major economic and political blocs. (more…)

KRG Foreign Minister met Russian Deputy Foreign Minister in Moscow

Moscow, Russia – KRG Minister of Foreign Relations Falah Mustafa met on November 1, 2016 with Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa to discuss bilateral cooperation and the current situation in Iraq and Kurdistan. (more…)

President Barzani Received Sweden’s Prime Minister

Salahadin, Kurdistan Region – President Masoud Barzani on October 25, 2016 received the Prime Minister of Sweden, Mr. Stefan Lofven. President Barzani and Prime Minister Lofven spoke of some of the latest developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq especially concerning the ongoing military efforts against the terrorists of the Islamic State. President Barzani conveyed his message of optimism insofar as the operation to liberate Mosul is concerned, adding that that success is greatly helped by the coalition support of which Sweden is a part.  (more…)

President Masoud Barzani Received the U.S. Secretary of Defense in Erbil

Erbil, Kurdistan Region – President Masoud Barzani received a United States defense delegation headed by the Secretary of Defense, Mr. Ashton Carter. The U.S. delegation included Mr. Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. On President Barzani’s side, the meeting was attended by a number of high KR officials including the Prime Minister, Mr. Nechirvan Barzani and the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council.  (more…)