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New Head of EU Delegation Visits Kurdistan

The new head of the European Union Delegation to Iraq, Ambassador Jana Hybášková, paid her first visit to the Kurdistan Region to discuss political and economic ties. In a meeting with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, recent developments, the current programs and role of the EU in Iraq, and the relationship between the Kurdistan Regional […]

False Reports of Suspension of Oil Exports from Kurdistan

Following reports that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) had suspended oil exports through the Iraq-Turkey pipeline, the KRG has issued the following statement: The Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Regional Government would like to state that there has been no policy decision for suspending oil exports from Kurdistan via the Iraq-Turkey pipeline. Over […]

KRP Statement on Federal Hydrocarbons Law

The Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP) issued a statement on Sunday on the Iraqi Council of Ministers’ approval of a draft federal hydrocarbons law. The following is a translation from the original Arabic: Following six years without a federal oil policy; the unjustified failure to implement political agreements; the clear avoidance of the ratification of a […]

Safety in Kurdistan

As an Iraq security analyst I often find that I am writing at length about violence, pain and causes for concern. However, for this blog entry I would like to make what I hope is a welcome exception. I regularly write about how violence has escalated in the north of Iraq, usually in relation to […]

Kurdistan and Northern Ireland Seek to Increase Trade

Closer trade and political ties were forged this week between Kurdistan and Northern Ireland during a visit to Belfast by a Kurdish business delegation led by two ministers. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Trade and Industry Minister Sinan Celebi, Municipalities and Tourism Minister Samir Abdullah and several KRG officials met with Northern Ireland’s Enterprise, Trade and […]

Kurdistan and Scotland Agree to Strengthen Ties

A ministerial-led delegation of business leaders from the Kurdistan Region in Iraq this week visited Edinburgh, where they met Scottish ministers, members of parliament and business organisations who all agreed the two nations should strengthen their ties. Trade and Industry Minister Sinan Çelebi and Municipalities and Tourism Minister Samir Abdullah Mustafa discussed tourism, the trading […]

KRG Welcomes UK All-Party Group

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa Bakir, welcomed members from the British All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Kurdistan Region. The visit to the Department of Foreign Relations was part of a larger trip to the Kurdistan Region by the Parliamentary Group to meet political leaders and […]

KRG High Representative to UK Talks to Iraq Business News

Iraq Business News recently had the pleasure of interviewing the Kurdistan Regional Government’s High Representative to the United Kingdom, Ms Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman. Iraq Business News: Ms Abdul Rahman, thank you for taking the time to speak with us today. May I ask you firstly for your opinion about the ongoing protests in the […]

Murphy Oil to Explore in Kurdistan

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced on Thursday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Murphy Central Dohuk Oil Co., Ltd., has finalized an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government-Iraq (KRG) to acquire an interest in the Central Dohuk block. Murphy will operate and hold a 50% interest in the block. The Central Dohuk block covers approximately 619 […]

KRG Bids Farewell to British Consul General and UN Diplomat

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Department of Foreign Relations held a farewell reception for Mr Jeremy Macadie, Consul General of the United Kingdom, and Ms Moraig Henderson, Head of the Erbil Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq. Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), said, “I would […]

US Authorities Advised Marathon Oil Against KRG Deal

According to Iraq Oil Report, the US authorities advised Marathon Oil against entering into their recent contract with the Kurdistan Regional Government in the absence of agreement with Baghdad. “The United States’ position remains that it is in the interest of all Iraqi parties to enact a set of national laws to govern the development, […]

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Kurdistan Investment Board Seeks Technical Assistance

Request for expressions of interest: Technical assistance to Kurdistan Investment Board The Kurdistan Board of Investment of the Kurdistan Regional Government (BoI – KRG) seeks professional assistance to enhance the quality of the board’s evaluation process from various perspectives, including the technical review and assessment of the investment proposals submitted to the board. The main […]