President Nechirvan Barzani received a high-level delegation from Germany including Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Mr. Werner Gatzer, State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Finance, on May 1st.
In a meeting attended by the German Ambassador to Iraq and the German Consul General in Erbil, the two sides discussed the development of Germany’s relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, Erbil-Baghdad talks, and the latest developments in the country.
The guest delegation expressed Germany’s continued support for Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and reaffirmed Germany’s keenness to develop relations with the Kurdistan Region in all fields.
For his part, President Nechirvan Barzani reiterated the Kurdistan Region’s appreciation for the support and assistance of the people, the government and the parliament of Germany, and stressed that the Kurdistan Region looks forward to welcoming German private sector and investments in the Kurdistan Region.
The impact of climate change on Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, the latest developments in the wider region and other issues of common interest were also highlighted. The President bid farewell to the outgoing German Ambassador to Iraq, and wished him success in his upcoming mission.
The delegation also met with Prime Minister Masrour Barzani.
PM @MasrourBarzani received #German State Secretaries @JochenFlasbarth for Economic Cooperation and Development, Werner Gatzer of Finance accompanied by @MJaegerT and @GermanyInKRI CG. Current issues and developments, enhancing bilateral ties and continued support were discussed. pic.twitter.com/bKcl3ycA5M
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