Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister visited Kurdistan Region

On March, 24, Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani and his accompanying delegation.

At the meeting strengthening of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region’s relations with Qatar, the developments in the wider region and the importance of cooperation to secure regional peace and stability were discussed. Investment opportunities for Qatari businesses in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, the efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the threats of ISIS resurgence and other topics of mutual interest were highlighted.

President Nechirvan Barzani welcomed the decision to open a Qatari general consulate in Erbil and viewed it as a further step to strengthen ties between Kurdistan Region and Qatar. The President underlined that the peace and stability and the investment laws in the Kurdistan Region support the private sector and Qatari investments in the Region and Iraq.

The President accepted a formal invitation by His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz al-Thani, the Prime Minister of Qatar to visit Doha. The President underlined the importance of Qatar’s role and leadership in the region and welcomed the efforts to normalize relations between Qatar and the Gulf countries. The President expressed hope that all sides work together in order to secure peace and stability in the region.

Delegation also met with Masoud Barzani, deputy president of Kurdistan Region Shaikh Jaafar Mustafa and head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations Safeen Dizayee.