Kurdistan Region President meets with Emir of Qatar
Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in Doha on Sunday.
At the meeting, His Highness the Emir reaffirmed that Qatar attaches importance to its relations with Iraq and values peace and stability in the country. His Highness expressed Qatar’s readiness to further develop relations with the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, especially in areas of investments, commerce and economic partnership.
The Emir expressed delight that the elections in Iraq were held peacefully, reiterating his country’s willingness to expand cooperation with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. His Highness shared observations on his recent visit to Baghdad and hoped to visit the Kurdistan Region in his next trip to Iraq.
For his part, President Nechirvan Barzani referred to the role and influence of Qatar, and voiced the Kurdistan Region’s willingness to further develop relations with Qatar in all areas. The President reaffirmed that the Kurdistan Region is willing to facilitate and fully support Qatari investments, describing the investment laws in the Kurdistan Region as encouraging and supportive.
President Nechirvan Barzani reiterated that the Kurdistan Region will remain a factor of peace and stability in Iraq and the wider region. The President gave a brief overview of the Iraqi parliamentary elections and the preliminary results, and hoped that the elections would lead to formation of a government that ensures improved public services and better livelihood for all Iraqi communities.
The President and the Emir exchanged views on the regional developments and reaffirmed the importance of partnership for maintaining peace and stability.