Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani welcomed the first Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KSA, Consul General to Erbil, Dr. Abdul-Mun’im Abdul-Rahman Mahmud.
Consul General Mahmud thanked Prime Minister Barzani and Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG, departments for their assistance in establishing the consulate general, expressing his hope that it would become an active bridge between the KSA and the KRG.
He praised the role of the Peshmerga forces in the fight against terrorism, stressing they are worthy of full international support. He also affirmed Saudi Arabia’s commitment to provide assistance to the Iraqi internally displaced persons who sought refuge in Kurdistan Region.
He stated that the consulate general will give priority to encouraging businessmen from Saudi Arabia to invest in Kurdistan and strengthen trade relations.
Prime Minister Barzani congratulated Consul General Mahmud on his appointment and opening of the consulate general. He stated that opportunities to invest in Kurdistan are open to Saudi investors, especially in the industry, tourism, and agriculture sectors, and invited them to participate in the building of the Kurdistan Region’s economic infrastructure.
The Baghdad-Erbil relations and the situation in Iraq in general were also discussed in the meeting