Italy to continue its support to the Kurdistan Region

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani yesterday received Mr. Enzo Amendola, Italian Deputy Foreign Minister, and his accompanying delegation.

In affirming his government’s intention to strengthen bilateral relations, Mr. Amendola noted his country will continue to provide humanitarian and military assistance to the Kurdistan Region.

He praised the role of the Peshmerga forces in the war against ISIS and expressed appreciation of the people and government for accommodating and assisting a large number of refugees and displaced persons.

Prime Minister Barzani expressed his gratitude and appreciation for Italy’s military and humanitarian assistance. He stressed, however, that the fight against ISIS is not the sole responsibility of the Kurdistan Region, but also that of the international community, particularly the coalition countries.

While reiterating the importance of developing and strengthening bilateral relations between Italy and the Kurdistan Region, Prime Minister Barzani presented an overview of the financial crisis, which the Kurdistan Region passes through, and the government’s plans to address it. He hoped the international community would help the Kurdistan Region in this regard.

The anticipated liberation of Mosul, reconstruction of liberated areas, maintenance of Mosul Dam, the political situation in Baghdad, and KRG relations with Baghdad and neighbouring countries were also discussed in the meeting.


Prime Minister Barzani meets U.S. congressional delegation

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani yesterday received a United States congressional delegation headed by Edward Royce, the chairman of House Committee on Foreign Affairs and accompanied by the U.S. Consul General in Erbil Matthias Mitman.  

The American delegation reaffirmed their commitment to support Kurdistan Region and its military, the Peshmerga forces, in the war against terrorism.

The visiting delegation also commended the Kurdistan Regional Government for hosting and sheltering a large number of refugees and internally displaced persons.

Prime Minister Barzani expressed his gratitude for the United States’ continued support, especially American lawmakers’ efforts in assisting the KRG.

The KRG Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, Kurdistan Region President’s Chief of Staff Fuad Hussein, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Peshmerga Kareem Sinjari and Minister of Planning Ali Sindi also attended the meeting.


KRP Issues a Statement Regarding UNSC Resolution 688 of 1991‏

The Kurdistan Region Presidency issued a statement in which it reiterated Kurdistan’s appreciation for the United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 in 1991 which had then established the “no-fly zone” in an effort to prevent the former Iraqi regime from committing crimes against its population. The statement made reference to the resoluteness and bravery of the resolution which paved the way for much of the progress that has been witnessed in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq since then. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq is now among the forefront fighters against the terrorists of the islamic State, protecting its population as well as the global interests in the Kurdistan Region, the statements adds.

The statement concludes by expressing the gratitude of the people of the Kurdistan Region to the international community for passing the resolution which remains, twenty five years after its passing a valuable international decision.


Czech Republic supports the Kurdistan Region

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Ms. Eva Drdáková, the new Consul General of the Czech Republic to the Kurdistan Region and her accompanying delegation. 

The two sides affirmed the importance of developing and strengthening the relations between the Kurdistan Region and the Czech Republic.

While stressing the continuation of her country’s support for the Peshmerga forces in the war against ISIS, Ms. Drdáková said her country intends to implement a number of projects in the Kurdistan Region. These projects include sponsoring activities in Ashti Camp in Slemani Governorate for displaced people, building a church in Alqosh, and training Kurdistani doctors in Prague.

Ms. Drdáková also offered superior medical treatment for injured Peshmerga at Czech military hospitals, and conveyed her government’s intention to support reconstruction of areas liberated from ISIS.

The situation in the Middle East in general, and Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in particular, were also discussed.


Kurdistan’s top level domain, .KRD launches into general availability

Erbil, Kurdistan (DIT.GOV.KRD) – Businesses, individuals and organizations worldwide have a new home on internet as  KRG Department of Information Technology (DIT), announces Kurdistan’s top level domain, .”KRD” to be available for public registration.

With its universal reach and competitive pricing .KRD is destined to be an attractive choice of domain for everyone. We encourage brands, organizations and individuals to take this opportunity to register the names that are important to them.
“In an era of increasing global connectivity and emergence of billions of new internet users worldwide .KRD eases the limitation of millions of domain names registered in other top level domains such as .com or .net” said Hiwa Afandi, Head of DIT.
With an increasing number of partnering registrars all over the world, .KRD domain registrations are now available through retailers such as 101Domain, DomainDiscount24, OpenProvider, Namecheap and NameISP. Registrations are also available through brand protection agencies such as MarkMonitor and SafeBrands.
A list of featured registrar partners can be found at www.dot.krd