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Egypt Considers Trade Office in Kurdistan

By John Lee. Ambassador Gamal Bayoumi (pictured), Secretary General of the Federation of Arab Investors, has said that the Egyptian trade office in Baghdad proposed to open a trade center in Iraqi Kurdistan as soon as possible. According to a report from Aswat al-Iraq, he said the new office will promote Egyptian trade and investment […]

Canada Opens Diplomatic Mission in Iraq

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird (pictured), issued the following statement on Monday: “Today’s opening is a historic milestone in Canadian relations with Iraq and comes at a pivotal moment. Ten years after the Iraqi intervention, Iraq is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, despite deep and lingering sectarian tensions. “With conflict raging […]

KRG Minister Receives New Polish Consul to Erbil

Minister Falah Mustafa received the new Polish Consul, Mr Roman Jerzy Chalaczkiewicz, to the Kurdistan Region yesterday. The new consul has previously served as ambassador to Iraq (1997-2002) and in other countries in the Middle East, including United Arab Emirates. The assignment of the new consul follows the inauguration of their consulate in June last […]

Italy to Upgrade Diplomatic Presence in Erbil

President Masoud Barzani welcomed Italy’s new ambassador to Iraq Mr. Massimo Marotti in his office in Salahaddin today to discuss bilateral relations and explore ways to further strengthen ties. The meeting focused on the ongoing political challenges facing Iraq, relations between Italy and the Kurdistan Region, and the crisis in Syria. Ambassador Marotti said Italy […]

Netherlands Opens Embassy Liaison Office in Erbil

Officials from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and their mission in Baghdad came together in Erbil yesterday to officially open their embassy liaison office. The Secretary-General of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs Renée Jones-Bos, was in the Kurdistan Region during the opening of the Erbil Embassy Liaison Office, which will be headed […]

Romanian Foreign Minister opens Consular Office in Erbil

Romanian Foreign Minister Titus Corlăţean concluded an official visit to the Kurdistan Region yesterday in which he met with KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and officially opened the Consular Office of the Romanian Embassy in Erbil. The Foreign Minister expressed admiration for the political and economic developments in the Kurdistan Region and said that the […]

UK Boosts Diplomatic Presence in Baghdad, Erbil

By John Lee. As part of a review of the United Kingdom's diplomatic engagement with Iraq, which included the announcement today that the country's consulate in Basra is to close, the UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague (pictured), has announced increased resources for the embassy in Baghdad and the consulate […]

Korean Consul General Completes Term in Erbil

Outgoing Consul General Joo Joong-Chul met on Monday with the Head of the KRG's Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, as he prepares to depart for his next assignment at the Republic of Korea’s embassy in Baghdad. Minister Mustafa thanked Mr Joong-Chul for his nation’s continued support and for his personal contribution during his […]

China to Open Consulate in Erbil

By John Lee. The Chinese Ambassador to Iraq, Mr Ni Jian, met with Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani yesterday to explore ways of strengthening ties with the Kurdistan Region. Ambassador Jian presented his credentials to the Iraqi President last year November, and this is his first visit to Kurdistan. In his meeting with Prime Minister Barzani, […]

Foreign Minister Opens Iraqi Consulate in Frankfurt

By John Lee. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hoshyar Zebari, inaugurated the new Iraqi Consulate General in Frankfurt on Wednesday. Present at the ceremony were; Representative of Hessen Province Premier, Rudolf Chris, the Iraqi Ambassador in Berlin, Representative of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Iraq's File Manager, Accredited Consul Generals in Frankfurt, and prominent […]

Polish Foreign Minister Inaugurates Consulate in Erbil

The Foreign Minister of Poland was joined by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and the Foreign Ministers of Sweden and Bulgaria to officially inaugurate the new Polish consulate office in Erbil today. The plans to establish a presence in the Kurdistan Region were announced last year by Poland’s Ambassador to Iraq, Mr Stanislaw Smolen, and were […]