Japan to open Consulate General in Kurdistan Region

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani yesterday received Japan’s Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Fumio Iwai and his accompanied delegation.

Mr. Fumio Iwai announced his government’s intention to open a Consulate General in Erbil in the near future.

He also reiterated his country’s commitment to continue providing humanitarian assistance and implement aid programmes in Iraq and Kurdistan Region.

The recent political tensions in Iraq and KRG’s economic reform measures were among issues discussed in the meeting.

Prime Minister Barzani stated that his government is actively conducting economic reforms and for that it needs international expertise and assistance.

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