Statement by the KRG on the occasion of Akitu

Statement by the KRG on the occasion of Akitu The Kurdistan Regional Government congratulates all Christian brothers and sisters in the Kurdistan Region as they observe the birth of Akitu and celebrate the New Year for Assyrians. 31 Mar 2021 Press Releases

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Pope Francis's visit to the Kurdistan Region

Pope Francis's visit to the Kurdistan Region Pope Francis will travel to the Kurdistan Region on March 7, 2021, and will meet with senior officials in the Kurdistan Region as well as visit areas where residents found refuge from terrorism and sectarianism in Iraq. 06 Mar 2021

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  1. Deloitte report on Oil and Gas review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region – Q1 to Q3 of 2020
  2. Statement by KRG spokesperson regarding new coronavirus measures and health guidelines
  3. Council of Ministers convenes on 2021 Kurdistan Region budget bill
  4. Statement by KRG spokesperson regarding Ministry of Natural Resources
  5. Kurdistan Regional Government Council of Ministers convenes on dialogue with Baghdad
  6. Kurdistan Regional Government High-level Committee meets with federal authorities
  7. Council of Ministers convenes on dialogue with Baghdad and recent unrest
  8. Clarification from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Spokesperson
  9. Council of Ministers convenes over relations with Baghdad
  10. Kurdistan Regional Government Committee on Coronavirus Issues New School Regulations
  11. Council of Ministers convenes to discuss relations with Baghdad
  12. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets with High Level Committee on Baghdad Relations
  13. Statement from the KRG on the death of Dr. Firsat Sofi, Governor of Erbil
  14. Statement by Kurdistan Regional Government on Iraqi parliament’s federal budget bill
  15. Kurdistan Regional Government strongly condemns PKK’s attack on Peshmerga forces
  16. KRG issues new Coronavirus directives for schools following surge in infections
  17. KRG statement on terror attack on oil pipeline
  18. Council of Ministers convenes over global efforts to prosecute ISIS crimes
  19. Statement from the KRG spokesperson on oil production level reduction
  20. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani convenes council of Ministers to address growing challenges related to the pandemic
  21. Statement by the Kurdistan Regional Government regarding attack on KDP office in Baghdad
  22. Statement by KRG spokesperson on recent reports regarding future management of Kurdistan Region’s oil and gas sector
  23. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani marks official start of construction on new Rania Bridge
  24. Readout of the meeting of Kurdistan Region Presidencies and Iraq’s President
  25. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani convenes Supreme Economic Council
  26. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani convenes Council of Ministers on reform progress
  27. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani updates parliament on reforms, talks with Baghdad
  28. Council of Ministers convenes on evolving situation in disputed territories
  29. Council of Ministers convenes on dialogue with Baghdad
  30. Council of Ministers convenes on reopening schools and universities
  31. Council of Ministers meets on economic challenges and public sector salaries
  32. Council of Ministers convenes on financial situation and ongoing disputes with Baghdad
  33. Statement from KRG Spokesperson on Eid al-Adha holidays
  34. Council of Ministers convenes on pension fund
  35. Cabinet approves Phase II of Biometric programme and discusses agriculture challenges
  36. KRG’s Reform Programme Continues: government’s operational expenditure system goes digital
  37. Cabinet reviews implementation of reform law and outstanding problems with federal government
  38. KRG discusses land ownership, service contracts
  39. Prime Minister chairs meeting on customs, revenue reforms
  40. A statement from KRG spokesperson on recent Turkish airstrikes in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
  41. Council of Ministers reviews public expenses
  42. Council of Ministers meets to discuss Erbil-Baghdad relations
  43. Cabinet meets on new financial situation, salary payments
  44. Council of Ministers reviews public expenses
  45. Head of DFR Minister Safeen Dizayee holds virtual meeting with MP Tobias Ellwood, Chair of UK Parliament’s Defence Select Committee
  46. Head of DFR and Iraq’s new Foreign Minister in a phone call emphasized joint cooperation and coordination
  47. Minister Dizayee hosted a virtual meeting with the diplomats, foreign missions and the UN organizations based in Kurdistan
  48. 139 Kurdistani citizens from Sweden and 84 others from Emirates safely returns home
  49. Prime Minister Barzani chairs cabinet meeting, calls for constitutional solution to problems with Baghdad
  50. Head of DFR holds an online video interview with Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)
  51. A group of Kurdistani citizens safely returns home from Germany and the UK
  52. Head of DFR receives a phone call from the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq Affairs at the State Department
  53. 118 citizens from Mosul and Kirkuk who were in Saudi Arabia for Umrah safely returned home
  54. A statement by the Head of DFR on the 29th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 688
  55. Nearly 100 citizens of the Kurdistan Region stranded in India due to the coronavirus pandemic returned home safely
  56. US President Extends Newroz Greetings to President Nechirvan Barzani
  57. Readout of Prime Minister Masrour Barzani’s telephone call with United States Assistant Treasury Secretary Marshall Billingslea
  58. A Statement from Prime Minister Masrour Barzani
  59. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani chairs cabinet meeting to assess anti-coronavirus measures, economic situation
  60. Minister Safeen Dizayee meets Belgian MPs and journalists led by Member of Foreign Affairs Committee
  61. Minister Safeen Dizayee receives Australia’s Ambassador to Iraq Joanne Loundes
  62. KRG High Representative receives UK’s Defence Senior Adviser on the Middle East
  63. Minister Dizayee thanks British Deputy Consul General for her deep commitment to ties between the Kurdistan Region and UK
  64. Minister Safeen Dizayee and US Consul General discuss issues of mutual concern
  65. Minister Safeen Dizayee receives Iraq’s Federal Minister of Justice and his delegation
  66. Minister Safeen Dizayee Meets Germany’s Consul General in the Kurdistan Region
  67. KRG Representative in Poland Meets Krakow’s President Special Representative for cultural cooperation with international organizations
  68. Minister Safeen Dizayee Meets Turkey’s Consul General in the Kurdistan Region
  69. President Nechirvan Barzani meets with US Special Representative James Jeffrey
  70. Minister Safeen Dizayee Receives Bhutan’s Ambassador to Kuwait
  71. Representative Abdul Rahman wraps up busy week of meetings with senior US Administration officials
  72. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte at Munich Security Conference
  73. Prime Minister Barzani discusses regional tensions and economic opportunities with world leaders during second day of Munich Security Conference
  74. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets US Congressional delegation
  75. Minister Safeen Dizayee Meets Belgium’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Defence, Philippe Goffin
  76. Minister Safeen Dizayee Holds Meeting with Russian Senior Government Delegation in Erbil
  77. Senior KRG Officials Receive Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative to the Middle East and Africa Countries and His Team in Erbil
  78. President Nechirvan Barzani meets with Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Bagdanov
  79. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Russian Deputy Foreign Minister
  80. Minister Safeen Dizayee Attends India’s 71st Republic Day reception in Erbil
  81. Minister Safeen Dizayee Meets Russian Federation Consul General Mr. Oleg Levin
  82. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani extends condolences to victims of earthquake in Turkey
  83. President Nechirvan Barzani meets the Secretary-General of the United Nations
  84. Minister Safeen Dizayee Attends World Economic Forum (DAVOS 2020)
  85. Minister Safeen Dizayee meets with Spain’s Ambassador to Iraq
  86. Minister Dizayee and DFR officials meet with Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker and the Relations and Kurdish Diaspora Committee
  87. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets with Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
  88. KRG discusses the latest developments in Iraq and the Middle East
  89. Readout of PM call with the UK Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa Andrew Murrison
  90. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets Canadian Ambassador to Iraq
  91. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani congratulates UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his election victory
  92. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets diplomatic representatives in Kurdistan Region
  93. Minister Safeen Dizayee holds round table with EU countries’ diplomats in Erbil
  94. Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Safeen Dizayee: Iraqi Constitution not the cause of problems
  95. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani visits women’s centre on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  96. President Barzani receives US Vice President Mike Pence
  97. Minister Dizayee ends a productive week in Washington with senior US Administration meetings
  98. Minister Dizayee holds first round of Congressional meetings in Washington Washington, DC, USA
  99. Minister Dizayee meets with senior US Administration officials on first day of Washington visit
  100. Head of Foreign Relations meets with Kurdish community in Washington DC area
  101. Minister Dizayee meets with Chaldean, Yezidi and Kurdish community in Michigan
  102. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets with provincial leaders of the Kurdistan Region
  103. KRG extends support for teachers and the families of martyrs
  104. KRG Convenes to Discuss the Latest Developments in Iraq
  105. KRG Representation in Poland organizes the concert on the occasion of centenary of oriental studies at the Jagiellonian University
  106. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani Meets With the German Ambassador to Iraq
  107. A Statement from Kurdistan Region Presidency
  108. Ministry of Interior and KRG Department of Foreign Relations hold joint meeting with the diplomats and donor countries in Kurdistan on recent events in Syria
  109. KRG Statement on developments in Northeastern Syria
  110. Minister Safeen Dizayee meets with Korean Ambassador to Iraq
  111. Minister Dizayee looks forward to more economic cooperation at China’s 70th anniversary celebration of founding of the People's Republic
  112. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets with the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Erbil
  113. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Greek delegation
  114. Minister Safeen Dizayee attends UN General Assembly
  115. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani Receives US Military Delegation
  116. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani Meets with the Commander of the Special Operations Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve
  117. President Barzani: Iraq and Kurdistan Need More Foreign Investment
  118. Prime Minister Barzani chairs meeting to discuss government priorities
  119. Minister Dizayee meets Programme Manager at Dialogue Advisory Group for Iraq and Libya projects
  120. New Head of Canada’s Embassy Office Ms Ashley Durec, starts her duties in Kurdistan Region
  121. KRG Representative in Poland at the Economic Forum
  122. Minister Safeen Dizayee welcomes Germany’s Minister of State Niels Annen to Erbil, Kurdistan Region
  123. A delegation from the German university students of political science & international relations visits DFR
  124. Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives a high delegation of Iraqi Interior Ministry headed by Minister Yassin Al-Yasiri
  125. Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives World Bank's Regional Director, Mr Saroj Kumar Jha
  126. Head of DFR and Germany’s Consul General discuss mechanism for strengthening bilateral relations
  127. Palestinian Consul General to Kurdistan Region visits DFR
  128. Minister Safeen Dizayee receives new Iranian Consul General in Erbil
  129. Prime Minister Barzani Receives U.S. Military Delegation
  130. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Netherlands Ambassador to Iraq
  131. Prime Minister Barzani receives Poland’s Undersecretary of State
  132. Summary of the Kurdistan Region Council of Ministers meeting
  133. Head of DFR Safeen Dizayee discusses developing closer bilateral cooperation with Korean Consul General
  134. Second Regular Meeting of KRG Council of Ministers
  135. Safeen Dizayee takes office as the New Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations
  136. Safeen Dizayee and Turkish Consul General discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations
  137. President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani Congratulates Boris Johnson
  138. Readout of Prime Minister Masrour Barzani’s Telephone Call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
  139. KRG Spokesperson: Main Perpetrator of Erbil Shooting Arrested
  140. Press Release by KRG Spokesperson: Detention in Turkey of Tourists from the Kurdistan Region
  141. PM Barzani leads high-level KRG delegation to Baghdad; meetings held with Iraq’s senior leadership
  142. Statement by Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government following today’s shooting incident at a restaurant in Erbil.
  143. KRG Statement on shooting incident in Erbil
  144. H.E. Subrahmanyam Jaishanka optimistic for the close relations between Kurdistan and India
  145. Kurdish stand at the international student culture festival in Warsaw
  146. Minister Falah Mustafa discusses with Germany’s Green Party Chair Annalena Baerbock latest political, security and humanitarian developments
  147. Minister Falah Mustafa and Dutch Ambassador to Iraq highlight strength of Kurdistan-Netherlands relations
  148. Outgoing Sudanese Ambassador to Iraq optimistic about Kurdistan’s future, congratulates new President and PM designate of Kurdistan Region
  149. Cyprus’s first Honorary Consul Mr. Ibrahim Sindi starts his duties in the Kurdistan Region
  150. Minister Falah Mustafa receives incoming Swiss Ambassador Lukas Gasser and his delegation
  151. Assistant Head of DFR Siham Mamand meets Czech Consul General to Kurdistan Region
  152. Minister Falah Mustafa meets outgoing Belgian Ambassador Hendrik Velde
  153. Minister Falah Mustafa meets EU Ambassador to Iraq, Ramon Blecua
  154. Falah Mustafa meets Canada Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Director for Iraq and Syria
  155. Minister Falah Mustafa meets with outgoing Deputy Head of IOM Iraq Mission
  156. Prime Minister Barzani meets Patriarch of Assyrian Church of the East
  157. Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Consul General
  158. Prime Minister Barzani receives British Ambassador
  159. Minister Falah Mustafa holds productive talks with Finland Foreign Ministry delegation
  160. Minister Falah Mustafa and Belarus Ambassador affirm strong bilateral relationship with Kurdistan Region
  161. Prime Minister Barzani meets with UN Envoy
  162. Minister Falah Mustafa welcomes a delegation from the Czech Academic City in Erbil
  163. Delegation of US specialization doctors visits DFR
  164. Minister Falah Mustafa and Norway’s Special Representative discuss latest developments and bilateral cooperation
  165. Prime Minister Barzani receives UK delegation
  166. Prime Minister Barzani receives Egypt's new Consul to Kurdistan Region
  167. Prime Minister Barzani meets Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs
  168. Netherlands Consulate General celebrates the birthday of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander in Erbil
  169. Minister Falah Mustafa welcomes a delegation from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
  170. Minister Falah Mustafa and Qatari Charge D'Affaires discuss areas of cooperation
  171. Minister Falah Mustafa and International Crisis Group Senior Analyst discusses political and humanitarian developments
  172. Minister Falah Mustafa discusses sustainable development with the Smithsonian Institution
  173. Czech Republic aims to strengthen bilateral relations with Kurdistan
  174. Minister Falah Mustafa and Mayor of Paris pledge to enhance partnership
  175. Minister Falah Mustafa meets Mr. Ahmed Aldhaheri, new Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in Kurdistan Region
  176. Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. delegation
  177. Assistant Head of DFR meets Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka
  178. Minister Falah Mustafa and MSF's Head of Mission in Iraq discuss humanitarian challenges
  179. Minister Falah Mustafa meets Ile-de-France Region Vice-President Jérôme Chartier
  180. Prime Minister Barzani receives USIP delegation
  181. KRG congratulations' message on Akitu
  182. Minister Falah Mustafa meets with USIP delegation led by President Nancy Lindborg
  183. Portsmouth City Council hoisted Kurdistan flag to mark Newroz
  184. Minister Falah Mustafa meets Flanders political and trade delegation
  185. Head of DFR meets delegation from the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East
  186. Minister Falah Mustafa meets Charg
  187. A delegation from the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) visits DFR
  188. KRG UK Representative participates in a panel session on a range of issues including the political, security and economic developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq hosts by APPG Kurdistan
  189. KRG UK Representation and KMP launch Kurdistan Memory Programme and Commemorate the Kurdish Genocides and chemical attack on Halabja at BAFTA
  190. Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa to join Diplomatic Corps in the 31st commemoration of chemical attack on Halabja
  191. Head of DFR receives a delegation from the German Federal Foreign Office
  192. International Committee of the Red Cross affirms continued cooperation with Kurdistan Region
  193. Head of DFR meets Deputy National Security Advisor at White House
  194. Assistant Head of DFR receives Romanian Ambassador to Iraq
  195. Head of Foreign Relations begins week-long visit to Washington
  196. Agriculture and Food Conference held between the Kurdistan Region and the Netherlands
  197. DFR Minister and Dutch Consul General outlines developments in the Kurdistan Region and beyond
  198. DFR Minister receives French delegation and discussed a range of matters of common concern
  199. KRG Representative to Poland meets with the Marshal of Mazowieckie Voivodeship
  200. DFR Minister receives the Spanish Ambassador to Iraq to discuss recent political developments and issues of common interest