Er­bil hosts first Ger­manyKur­dis­tan Eco­nomic Fo­rum

The Kurdish Globe - - EDITORIAL -

Ger­many’s Fed­eral Min­is­ter of Trans­port, Build­ing, and Ur­ban Devel­op­ment, Peter Ram­sauer, led a busi­ness del­e­ga­tion to Er­bil to meet Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Government of­fi­cials and par­tic­i­pate in the first Ger­many-Kur­dis­tan Re­gion eco­nomic fo­rum.

The Ger­man del­e­ga­tion met Prime Min­is­ter Nechir­van Barzani, who thanked them for their will­ing­ness to be part of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s devel­op­ment process. “We wel­come Ger­man com­pa­nies to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion. They can play a cru­cial role in the process of de­vel­op­ing our re­gion and we as­sure the Ger­man com­pa­nies of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Government’s (KRG) full sup­port and as­sis­tance,” he said.

Sev­eral KRG min­is­ters and of­fi­cials at­tended the meet­ing be­tween Prime Min­is­ter Barzani and Min­is­ter Ram­sauer. The KRG De­part­ment of For­eign Re­la­tions (DFR) or­ga­nized and co­or­di­nated the eco­nomic fo­rum and the Ger­man del­e­ga­tion’s two-day visit to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

At the open­ing of the eco­nomic fo­rum, the Min­is­ter of Hous­ing and Re­con­struc­tion Ka­ma­ran Ahmed em­pha­sized the im­por­tance of fur­ther­ing re­la­tion­ships par­tic­u­larly in the fields of econ­omy, trade and in­dus­try. He said, "This fo­rum is a good op­por­tu­nity for Ger­man busi­ness­men to learn more about the busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties and busi­ness cli­mate in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion as well as to ex­change views with Kur­dish busi­ness­men to build strong re­la­tions for fu­ture co­op­er­a­tion."

Min­is­ter Ram­sauer said, "The Kur­dis­tan Re­gion is in a de­vel­op­ing stage. There are tremen­dous in­vest­ment and devel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and Ger­man com­pa­nies are ready to of­fer their ex­per­tise and knowl­edge and are will­ing to par­tic­i­pate in the process of de­vel­op­ing the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion”, he said.

Sev­eral min­is­ters, high-rank­ing of­fi­cials, 50 Ger­man com­pa­nies and Kur­dish busi­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tives par­tic­i­pated in the eco­nomic fo­rum. It was con­cluded by sign­ing a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MOU) be­tween the Coun­cil of Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties of Er­bil Gover­norate and the Ger­man firm AJG In­ge­nieure GmbH.

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