President Barzani: Respect Women's Rights

06 February 2011 (

President Barzani insisted on the importance of the role of women in the Kurdistan society and reminded that one of the foundational reasons for the Kurdish struggle has been to secure women´s rights. President Barzani held a meeting with female rights activists and representatives of local woman’s organizations.

German Minister Niebel in Kurdistan

04 February 2011 (

German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Dirk Niebel, visited the Kurdistan Region during a trip to Iraq. He is positively impressed with kurdish progress and promotes investment in Kurdistan. Niebel met President Barzani and Prime Minister Salih today.

KRG and Veneto sign MOU

03 February 2011 (

Kurdistan Regional Government and Veneto Region from Italy have signed a MOU to strengthen ties. Mr. Luca Zaia, President of Veneto Region, said that Kurdistan is strategically important and will convey to Italy's Minister for Foreign Affairs the need to open a Consulate in Erbil.

President Barzani Meets Swedish Ambassador to Iraq

02 February 2011 (

President Barzani and the Swedish Ambassador to Iraq discussed many issues at their meeting. Kurdistan Region President mentioned the help Sweden offered in times of oppression in Kurdistan, and the Swedish Ambassador has show appreciation for KRG’s effort with displaced Christians.

Papal Envoy Meets President and Prime Minister

SALAHADDIN, 02 February 2011 (

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Prime Minister Barham Salih on Wednesday met the Vatican’s envoy to Iraq, and said that they will continue to provide refuge and give their strong support to Iraq’s displaced Christians. 

President Barzani Meets Vatican Envoy

SALAHADDIN, 26 January 2011 (

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated his strong support for displaced Christians and called on the international community and the Iraqi federal government to assist the KRG in its efforts to provide shelter and other basic needs for the displaced Christians.

President Barzani Optimistic About Oil Exports

SALAHADDIN, 24 January 2011

President Barzani: “I am optimistic about the resolution of the dispute with Baghdad over oil exports and the contracts with foreign oil firms. There have been positive signs recently that this dispute may soon be over.” 

The KRG participates in Durango´s international book fair

15 December 2010

Durango, Spain ( The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)  participated in Durango’s International Book Fair with the office’s representative Daban Shadala. The fair took place between the 4th and the 9th of December in Durango with a total of 138 exhibitors and having Kurdistan as this year’s guest country. 

Official inauguration of the KRG representation office in Spain

MADRID, 03 December 2010

The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq representation office in Spain held its official inauguration event with participation from the Iraqi Ambassador, representatives from the regions of Spain and executives from Spanish trade institutions.

UK to upgrade Erbil office to full consulate, British Minister says on visit to Kurdistan

ERBIL, 26 November 2010

Britain’s Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt informs President Barzani that his country will upgrade the UK Embassy Office in Erbil to a full Consulate.

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