Shafaq News/ The Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, received this morning, Nechirvan Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, on the occasion of his visit to the country, according to what was announced by the Amiri Diwan.
After the meeting, the region’s president wrote on Twitter: I was pleased to meet the Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha.
“We held talks on strengthening and developing our bilateral relations, in addition to the most important issues of common interest in Iraq and the Middle East,” he added.
In the meantime, a statement issued by the Kurdistan Region Presidency stated to Shafaq News Agency, that the meeting discussed the early Iraqi parliament elections and expectations for the future of the political process in Iraq, strengthening the relations of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq with Qatar, especially in the fields of economy, trade, agriculture and tourism, the Covid-19 epidemic and its consequences. The process of vaccination with the antiviral vaccine in Iraq and Qatar, and the direct flights of Qatar Airways to the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
The two sides stressed the strengthening of the relations of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq with Qatar, and they discussed opportunities to operate Qatari capital and investments in the Kurdistan Region to extend from it to all of Iraq as a larger market, especially in the areas needed by the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, in addition to discussing steps to open a Qatari consulate general in Erbil.
The latest developments in confronting terrorism and the threats and danger posed by ISIS, ways and means of confronting terrorism and extremist ideology, the conditions of the refugees in the “Al-Hol” camp in Syria, the latest developments in the region in general, and a set of topics of common interest to both sides, constituted another focus of the meeting.
On Saturday, the President of the Region arrived in the Qatari capital, Doha, on an official visit.
The Presidency of the Region said in a statement that President Barzani “will discuss during his meetings ways to strengthen the relations of the Kurdistan Region with Qatar, as well as the relations of Iraq and Qatar in the political field and areas of joint cooperation, especially in the sectors of trade and industry, opportunities for operating capital and Qatari investments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, the situation of Iraq and the region in a general way.” general and other issues of common interest to both sides.