Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Qubad Talabani briefed diplomats and United Nations officials on the steps the government is taking towards reforming the public sector.
At a special briefing organized by the Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of DFR, thanked diplomats for their attendance and expressed the appreciation of the KRG for the support and solidarity of their respective countries with the Kurdistan Region during this difficult time. Minister Mustafa also briefed diplomats on the latest humanitarian, political and military developments.
Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani then gave a detailed account of the urgent measures taken by the KRG to tackle the financial crisis as well as the KRG’s reform initiatives including the recent biometric registration system. He updated the diplomats on efforts to reform KRG Ministries of Electricity and Labor and Social Affairs, as well as modernization of Ministry of Finance and Economy.
Deputy Prime Minister Talabani stressed on the importance of the recently introduced biometric digital system to register all public sector wage earners, in order to reform and restructure public sector employment. He added, “KRG is committed to strengthen financial and economic management, enhance governance and transparency. Receiving support from the international community is essential to ensure successful implementation of our reform program.”
On behalf of the diplomatic corps, the Consul General of Palestine, Nazmi Hazouri, who serves as the dean of the diplomats, thanked the DFR for organizing the session and commended KRG on its reform initiatives. He also highlighted the sacrifices made by Peshmerga forces in the war on terror. During the meeting several diplomats exchanged thoughts on KRG’s reform agenda and expressed the readiness of their governments to fully support KRG throughout the reform process.