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Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine

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Two years ago, Vladimir Putin launched a massive neo-colonial war against Ukraine, however, Russia's aggression has been going on for 10 years - since 2014, when its army annexed Crimea and sparked the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. Russia's… more ►

Temporary closure of the Visa Section

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Please be informed that the Visa Section of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Erbil will be closed from 05.05.2024 to 17.06.2024 for operational and technical reasons. more ►

Activities of the Czech CG in Erbil in 2023 in the Kurdistan Region

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The year 2023 has passed like water and Czech CG in Erbil, in cooperation with many of you, has continued its economic and public diplomacy and development assistance activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). more ►

A donation for the (un)forgotten Halabja region in Iraqi Kurdistan

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This year, the Czech Republic did not owe anything to its reputation and provided a Tied Financial Donations (TFD) to the hospital in Halabja as an activity of the Reconstruction Programme of the Czech Republic in the Middle East region. more ►

105th anniversary of the establishment of the independent Czechoslovak state

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28th October is a historic milestone in the Czech history. This year, on this day, we commemorated the 105th anniversary of the establishment of the independent Czechoslovak state. CZ CG Erbil had the honour to host a national reception in Erbil… more ►

The opera rang through the Iraqi Kurdistan

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Following the success of last year's Opera Hits in Erbil, Czech Consulate General in Erbil (CG Erbil), under the auspices of the Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (CZ MFA), together with the regional… more ►

School Equipment for Rovia High School

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The Czech Republic completed another Small Scale Project (SSP) for 2023. We again visited Rovia High School in Rovia (Bardarash district, Duhok) and successfully turned the idea into reality. more ►

Exhibition CZECH HEROINES - Prominent Czech Women Past and Present

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This year, as part of public diplomacy, CZ CG Erbil organised an exhibition dedicated to prominent Czech women - CZECH HEROINES - Prominent Czech Women Past and Present. more ►

Amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals since July 1, 2023

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The amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Territory of the Czech Republic, which will come into force on July 1, 2023, effects several changes. The main changes for the applicants of the Cosulate General of the Czech… more ►

New requirements to travel to Europe - ETIAS

Third countries´ citizens who do not require visas for short-term (up-to 90 days) travel to the Schengen Area will be required to obtain a travel authorization in the ETIAS system in the near future. It is expected that ETIAS will become… more ►

Alumni 2023

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On the evening of 2nd May 2023, the 6th Alumni meeting took place of the former students in the universities in Czechoslovakia and former students at the current universities in the Czech Republic. more ►

Inauguration of the President

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Czechia has a new president – Petr Pavel, a former army general who has extensive experience in the military and international relations. President Pavel's inauguration ceremony took place on 9th March 2023, marking the start of his… more ►

Humanitarian Aid from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Helped Ukrainian Refugees with Shelter and Medical Care

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The Czech Republic has actively been providing aid to Ukraine since the first day of Russian aggression. In addition to supplying weapons and military equipment and receiving hundreds of thousands of refugees or voluntary collections of citizens… more ►

Czechia sends hundreds of heavy military systems worth tens of billions to Ukraine during the first year of Russian invasion

In the first year of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Czechia has delivered dozens of tanks, combat and armoured vehicles and other heavy military systems to Ukraine. Roughly one third of the material came from the Czech Army, the rest was… more ►

Looking back to 2022 in economic diplomacy and development aid in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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Another year has come and gone and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, as in previous years, continued its activities in economic diplomacy and development aid in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) in 2022. more ►

Czech Business Day

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After a three-year pause caused by COVID-19, the Czech Business Day (CBD) was again held in the Kurdistan Region (KRI) on behalf of the Czech Economic Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in cooperation with the Confederation of… more ►

Czech Statehood Day in Erbil

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Czech Statehood Day traditionally belongs on 28 September. Under the auspices of public diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, it was an honour for Czech CG in Erbil to organise a reception at the Divan Hotel on the… more ►

The opera rang through Erbil, and the citadel trembled

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This is a simplified description of the event that took place on 26 September 2022 in the early evening in the amphitheatre of the citadel of Erbil. The Czech CG Erbil, under the auspices of the Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign… more ►

Renovation of the Rovia High School

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The Small Scale Project (SSP) for 2022 has been completed. Six new classrooms for girls attending Rovia High School in Rovia (Bardarash district, Duhok) were festive opened and handed over to female students. more ►

Exhibition Sustainable Development Goals - Heart of Europe

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GK Erbil had the honour of hosting probably the first exhibition on the ground of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) dedicated to sustainable development projects – Sustainable Development Goals - Heart of Europe. more ►

Amedi

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There are many places to see in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). It is very difficult to say what is the most beautiful thing about the KRI, what a visitor should see first and what can be postponed for next time. Inshallah! Yet, there is one… more ►

Alumni 2022

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The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Erbil hosted a traditional event for former students graduated at universities in Czechoslovakia, Czechia or Slovakia living in Kurdistan region and Iraq on May 17th, 2022, in hotel Rotana - Erbil. more ►

Donation to help Ukraine

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Head of Mission

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2021 Czech National Day and 15th anniversary of Czechia in Kurdistan Region

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This year's Czech National Day (28 October) was organized by the Consulate General of Czechia in Erbil with regards to the local COVID19 measures and because of more favourable September weather at the outdoor terrace of Erbil Divan Hotel on… more ►

Bardolino Music sounded through the historic Erbil Citadel

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As part of the celebrations of the 15th anniversary of the Czech diplomatic representation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Czech Consulate General in Erbil, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Kurdish Regional Government… more ►

Success of Bardolino Music in Suleymania

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As a continuation of the celebrations of the 15th anniversary of Czechia in Kurdistan Region, the Czech Consulate General in Erbil, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Kurdish Regional Government, organized performance and concert… more ►

Renovation of a primary school in the village of Banda

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As the second small local project of Czech development cooperation (MLP) in Iraq in 2021, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Erbil implemented another renovation of a primary school, this time in the village of Banda, the mountainous… more ►

Another successful renovation of a primary school in the province of Nineveh

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The renovation of the third primary school in Nineveh province, Iraq, was implemented as a small local project of Czech development aid (MLP) for 2021 in the village of Derastun, Alqosh district. The first two schools were also renovated under… more ►

The first Diplomatic Friendship Bazaar in Erbil

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The first Diplomatic Bazaar of Friendship had been organized by the Czech Consulate General in Erbil with considerable success in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government at the Czech Academic… more ►

Sharing the Czech experience of economic transformation in Kurdistan and development of mutual economic cooperation

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Lectures, panels and interviews of the leading Czech economist and university pedagogue Dr. Tomáš Sedláček, PhD, at the official invitation of the Kurdish side, on the topic of transformation experience and economic diversification, including… more ►

High quality Czech medical equipment for hospitals in Kurdistan Region

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Czechia continues its development cooperation in Kurdistan Region. Using Tied Financial Donation Program, 2 surgical theatres and 3 delivery room sets will be installed in coming weeks to improve quality of health services for patients and to… more ►

The Czech Republic’s Humanitarian Assistance and Development Cooperation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq 2017-2020

Humanitarian aid and Development cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been focusing on improving quality and access of population to: -healthcare, including child care, sanitation and hygiene -education and… more ►

Obligation for foreigners to complete adaptation-integration courses

The obligation to complete these courses follows from Act No. 326/1999 Sb., On the stay of foreigners in the Czech Republic, specifically from Title XIIIa "Integration of Foreigners", which was inserted into the Act by an amendment effective… more ►

Implementation of a unique Czech project in Yazidi town Sinjar / Shingal, Yazid, successfully completed by handing over to the local administration

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With the participation of the Vice Governor of the Province of Nineveh, Mr. Ali Umar Khazar, representatives of the Health Directorate of the Province of Nineveh and the District of Sinjar, the Shingal Medical Centre, built as Czech humanitarian… more ►

Dignified celebration of the National Day on October 28, 2020

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The Consulate General of Czechia in Erbil prepared a formal celebration of the Czech National Day in a new form with strict compliance to existing pandemic measures of the Ministry of Health of the Kurdistan Regional Government to limit the… more ►

New alumni programme connecting all international students

Calling all former international students of Czech universities! more ►

The Czech financial donation project contributed to the restoration of a unique historical monument in the cradle of civilization

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The shrine of the biblical prophet Nahum is a monument of extraordinary importance, representing the common roots of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is applying for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and Czech assistance is… more ►

Successful renovation of Neravai primary school in the village of Bozan

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School renovation has been implemented by Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Erbil in cooperation with local non-governmental organization Falcons for social development as a small local development project (MLP) in 2020. more ►

The Czech company supplies medical equipment to the pediatric hospital in Sulaimania

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Hospital in the city of Sulaimania shall purchase medical equipment from a selected Czech company worth almost CZK 5,000,000 from a financial grant provided through the Czech Development Cooperation instrument of tied financial donation. more ►

Gala dinner with former students in Czechoslovakia, Czechia and Slovakia

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The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Erbil has traditionally organized a gala dinner for former students graduated from universities in Czechoslovakia, Czechia or Slovakia living in Iraqi Kurdistan and Iraq (Nineveh Province), this… more ►

Czech classical music in Iraqi Kurdistan

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Concert performances of the top Czech chamber music ensemble Bohemia Saxophone Quartet in Duhok and Slemany. more ►

Successful business seminar Czechia Business Day in Erbil

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Within the framework of the 13th International Multi-sector Fair in Erbil, Consulate General of the Czech Republic organized a business seminar Czechia Business Day to strengthen economic and trade relations with the Region of Iraqi Kurdistan… more ►

Celebration of the National Day of the Czech Republic and of 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Erbil

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On the occasion of the Czech National Day and the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the Czech Consulate General in Erbil organized a gala reception at the Erbil Rotana Hotel on 28th October 2019. more ►

Renovation of School in Babire, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq

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On 12th September 2019, newly renovated school in Babire, district Tilkaif/Alqosh. Nineveh Governorate, has been opened for a new school year. “Babire School Renovation” project has been implemented as the small-scale development… more ►

Opening of a new building of the Czech Academic City in Erbil

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On 15 April 2019, during his working visit to Erbil, Dr. Martin Smolek, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, together with Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of Foreign Relations Department of the Kurdistan Regional… more