Greece wants to launch di­rect flights to Kur­dis­tan

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Al­ter­nate Sec­re­tary Gen­eral for In­ter­na­tional Eco­nomic Re­la­tions and De­vel­op­ment Co­op­er­a­tion, Magdalini Karakoli, and an ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion vis­ited the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and met with the Head of the KRG’s Depart­ment of For­eign Re­la­tions, Falah Mustafa.

Karakoli, who was in Kur­dis­tan for the first time, de­scribed the re­gion as a safe and sta­ble place.

Karakoli ex­plained the rea- son be­hind her visit to be strength­en­ing ties with the Re­gion in all as­pects.

Min­is­ter Mustafa de­liv­ered a brief on the his­tor­i­cal re­la­tions be­tween Greece and the Kurds and the Kur­dish stance on the works of Greek his­to­ri­ans. He also talked about the pol­icy of open­ing the KRG up to the world.

Mustafa men­tioned that Greece has a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence in many fields of rel­e­vance to the KRG, in­clud- ing agri­cul­ture, tourism, the food in­dus­try and ar­chae­ol­ogy, and ex­plained how the Greek pri­vate sec­tor can par­tic­i­pate in the re­build­ing process of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

Karakoli de­scribed the po­si­tion of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion as sig­nif­i­cant and stated that launch­ing di­rect flights be­tween Greece and Kur­dis­tan could mark a strong be­gin­ning to strengthen bi­lat­eral ties.

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