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Minister Safeen Dizayee meets French Consul General Mr. Olivier Decottignies

Minister Safeen Dizayee on Thursday at the Department of Foreign Relations met with Mr. Olivier Decottignies, Consul General of the Republic of France to the Kurdistan Region.

Minister Safeen Dizayee receives U.S. Consul General to the Kurdistan Region

Head of the KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Safeen Dizayee on Thursday met with the U.S. Consul General in Erbil Mr. Rob Waller, to discuss regional developments and bilateral relations.

Minister Safeen Dizayee receives Head of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Iraq

Minister Safeen Dizayee Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) on Sunday met with the head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Iraq Ms. Sheri Ritsema-Anderson to discuss humanitarian issues and areas of cooperation.

Head of DFR, Greek Foreign Minister discuss bilateral relations over phone

In a phone conversation on Wednesday, Minister Safeen Dizayee Head of the KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias discussed enhancing the Kurdistan Region and Greece ties including diplomatic and cultural cooperation, and other areas of mutual interest.

KRG High Representative meeting with the FCDO Minister of State for Middle East & North Africa

Better bilateral relations were discussed when Karwan Jamal Tahir, the KRG High Representative to the UK visited the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office where he was received by James Cleverly, Minister of State for the Middle East & North Africa.

Minister Safeen Dizayee thanks Korea’s government and their Consulate in Erbil for providing medical assistance to the Kurdistan Region

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – Head of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Kurdistan Regional Govrnment (KRG) Minister Safeen Dizayee on Saturday conveyed special thanks to the South Korean government, their Consul General in Erbil, CHOI Kwangjin as well as all those who participated in the provision of medical assistance and supplies to support the KRG’s fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Head of DFR, Mr. Daban Shadala assumes his role as Deputy Head of DFR

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (DFR.GOV.KRD) – In a ceremony at the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday, Mr. Daban Shadala, the former KRG’s Representation in Spain started his duty as the Deputy Head of DFR.

Minister Safeen Dizayee takes part in panel discussion on the impact of conflict on Kurds in Syria and Iraq

Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spoke on Friday, July 17 in a virtual panel discussion titled The Impact of Deadly Conflict on Kurds in Syria and Iraq.

Minister Safeen Dizayee Meets Belgium’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Defence, Philippe Goffin

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations had a fruitful meeting on 4th February with a high level Belgian government delegation headed by H.E. Philippe Goffin, Belgium's Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Defense during their official one day visit to Erbil, Kurdistan Region.