Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani yesterday received the new Indonesian Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Bambang Antarikso, and his accompanying delegation.
Mr. Antarikso expressed his government’s desire to strengthen relations with Kurdistan Region and establish official representation in the capital, Erbil.
He said that due to its prevailing security the Kurdistan Region has attracted a large number of Indonesian workers and that his country could help with economic development, especially in the agriculture sector.
Prime Minister Barzani affirmed that Iraqi Kurdistan looks toward building solid relations with all countries and that Indonesia could help develop the agriculture sector. He stressed that the doors are open to Indonesian workers and welcomed Mr. Antarikso’s suggestion to develop relations between both sides’ private sectors.
Prime Minister Barzani also discussed the financial crisis in Kurdistan, outlining the Kurdistan Regional Government’s plans to address the current situation along with long-term economic reforms.