Prime Minister Barzani receives Germany’s new Consul General

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani yesterday received Germany’s new Consul General to Kurdistan Region, Marc Eichhorn.

Mr. Eichhorn discussed the relations between Germany and Kurdistan Region, stressing that his country is committed to assist Kurdistan Region in all the fields, particularly in the war against the Islamic State terrorist organisation, ISIS, where Peshmerga forces have been able to achieve significant victories against the terrorist organisation, and protect the world from the terrorist threat.

This was the reason, he said, behind the rare decision taken by German Government to send military assistance outside the country.

Regarding the economic field, Mr. Eichhorn considered that the Kurdistan Region could become an appropriate place for investment in a near future. He stressed that the Consulate will inform German companies about Kurdistan Region investment opportunities and encourage them to invest in the Region.

Prime Minister Barzani expressed his appreciation for Mr. Eichhorn’s visit, wishing him success in his new position.

Prime Minister Barzani stressed on further strengthening of relations between Kurdistan Region and Germany. He expressed his gratitude to the German Government for its courageous decision of sending military assistance to Kurdistan Region, particularly some weapons that have shown great effectiveness in the fight against ISIS, that have shifted the balance of the war in favour of Peshmerga forces.

The situation in Kurdistan Region and the relations between Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG, and the Federal Government of Iraq were also discussed in the meeting.

In this regard, Prime Minister Barzani expressed his government’s readiness to send a delegation to Baghdad and discuss the possibilities of resolving the outstanding issues.

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