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Ukraine to open Consulate in Kurdistan

In his meeting with the KRG Minister of Foreign Relations, Ambassador of Ukraine to Iraq Mr. Anatolii Marynts announced the decision of the government of Ukraine to open an honorary consulate in the Kurdistan Region in a near future. The Ambassador expressed his government’s desire to further broaden ties with the Kurdistan Region in various […]

India to Open Consulate in Erbil

By John Lee. Indian Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. George Raju yesterday visited the KRG Department of Foreign Relations to discuss the opening of Indian consulate general in Erbil. Ambassador Raju announced the decision of the government of India to open its consulate general in Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region. He said that India realizes the […]

Japan to open Consulate in Erbil

President Masoud Barzani received a Japanese embassy delegation headed by Ambassador Fumio Iwai, Japan's Ambassador to Iraq. President Barzani and Ambassador Iwai spoke of the current political situation in Iraq and expressed optimism that matters will be moving in a more positive direction. The two sides also spoke of the military operations against the terrorists […]

Italy Opens its Consulate in Erbil

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - In a ceremony held yesterday, Italy's Consulate opened in Erbil, which was attended by the President of Italian Senate, Mr. Pietro Grasso and his accompanying delegation, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament and a number of Kurdistan Regional Government ministers and officials. In his speech, Prime […]

Lebanon to Open Diplomatic Mission in Erbil

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani yesterday received the Lebanese Embassy Charge d’Affaires in Iraq, Mr. Walid Al-Ghossaini.Mr. Walid Al-Ghossaini said that his country intends to open a representation office in the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil, in a near future, to raise it later to the level of consulate. Mr. Al-Ghossaini discussed the current situation in the […]

Saudi Re-Opens Iraq Embassy after 25 Years

By John Lee. Saudi Arabia has re-opened its embassy in Baghdad, 25 years after relations were broken over Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. The embassy will have an initial staff of 35 people, and a consulate is expected to open later in Erbil. Diplomatic relations were restored in 2004 after the toppling of the Saddam Hussein […]

Austria to Provide Peshmerga with Medical Support

Austria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz, received Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG, Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa and his accompanying delegation on Friday. During the meeting, which was attended by KRG Representative to Austria, Both sides spoke in detail of the latest military developments in the fight against ISIS, the […]

Norway to open Office in Kurdistan

At a meeting on Friday between Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of KRG Foreign Relations, and Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Minister Brende announced that Norway will soon open its representation office in the Kurdistan Region. During the meeting, which was attended by Iraq’s Ambassador to Norway Sundus Omer, Norwegian Ambassador to Jordan […]

Kuwait to invest in Kurdistan Region

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Kuwait Consul-General to the Kurdistan Region, Dr. Omar Ahmad Al-Kandari, on Wednesday. Prime Minister Barzani welcomed the Kuwait Consul-General to his new position. They discussed the latest developments in the Kurdistan Region, particularly the war against terrorism and the economic and social impact of hosting nearly two million […]

Kuwait’s First Diplomat Posted to Kurdistan

Mr. Omer Al Kandari, the Consul General of the State of Kuwait, visited the KRG Department of foreign Relations to present his exequatur as his country’s first diplomat to be posted to Kurdistan and to discuss potential areas of cooperation. Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the KRG Foreign Relations, congratulated Consul General Al Kandari on […]

Lebanon to Open Consulate in Erbil

By John Lee. The Lebanese government is to open a consulate Erbil in August. According to BasNews, weekly flights connect Erbil and Beirut as over 6,000 Lebanese work in Iraqi Kurdistan, in mainly in education, tourism and investment. More than 25 countries have already opened consulates and representative offices in the Kurdistan Region. (Source: BasNews) […]