Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani was warmly received by President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan at the Presidential Palace in Baku, Tuesday.
During their friendly meeting, the two leaders pledged to deepen the bilateral relations of Azerbaijan with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in all areas, especially in the fields of economy, trade, tourism and energy. They also highlighted the investment opportunities for Azerbaijani companies in the Kurdistan Region and all of Iraq.
The two sides stressed the importance of opening the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in the Kurdistan Region, and discussed the procedures to open the consulate in the near future to promote bilateral relations and mutual cooperation between the two sides.
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They further discussed the ongoing efforts to launch direct flights between Erbil and Baku, and between Baku and Baghdad and other parts of Iraq, and to facilitate the issuance of visas and exchange of delegations between the two sides.
President Nechirvan Barzani also attended a meeting with the delegations of both sides including Charge d’Affaires of the Iraqi Embassy in Baku. In that meeting, the channels of communication between the two sides, and procedures to follow up on the recommendations of the meeting of the two Presidents were highlighted.