The KRG established the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) in September 2006 to conduct relations with the international community. Today, the DFR is an integral part of the government, with a wide ranging portfolio of responsibilities. The KRG also has several representative offices worldwide.
The KRG Department of Foreign Relations is mandated to promote the interests of the Kurdistan Region and its people in regard to relations with the international community and in accordance with the Region’s legislation and the Constitution of the Republic of Iraq.
The key responsibilities of the department include:
The key objectives of the department are:
The DFR provides assistance for KRG ministries and other officials in the region regarding efforts involving the international community, and it also works closely with the business community, representatives of civil society, and with many academic institutions both in the Region and abroad.
The DFR is organised and operates in accordance with KRG’s Executive Order no. 143.
KRG coordinates activities outside of the Kurdistan Region through its 14 representative offices worldwide, which can be found by clicking here.