ARMENIA TO OPEN ITS CONSULATE IN ERBIL

Kurdish Globe
March 30 2015

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Levon
Sargsyan, Ambassador-at-large and Special Envoy of the Armenian
Government and Mr. Karin Gregorian Ambassador of Armenia to Iraq,
on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Levon
Sargsyan, Ambassador-at-large and Special Envoy of the Armenian
Government and Mr. Karin Gregorian Ambassador of Armenia to Iraq,
on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Ambassador Sargasyan conveyed the greetings of the President and
Prime Minister of Armenia to Prime Minister Barzani and stressed his
country?s desire to build solid ties with Erbil.

In this regard, he proposed the formation of a joint friendship
commission between the Kurdistan Region and Armenia, that would work
to develop cooperation in a number of fields like culture, trade,
economy and other areas of common interest.

The guest delegation also expressed its government?s desire to open
Armenian Consulate in Erbil in the near future and start direct
flights between Erbil and Yerevan.

Sargasyan pointed out that his country?s private sector is also
interested in investing in the Kurdistan Region, for which he asked
for Kurdistan Regional Government?s assistance.

PM Barzani welcomed the decision of opening the Armenian Consulate
in Erbil and starting direct flights to the Kurdistan Region.

He said, he will fully support the formation of a joint friendship
commission between Erbil and Yerevan, which would discuss those areas
where both sides can work together, adding that the Kurdistan Regional
Government is prepared to assist Armenia?s private sector to invest
in the Kurdistan Region in accordance with the investment laws of
the Region.

The Prime Minster stressed the importance of political and economic
relations between the two sides, as well as developing educational
cooperation, particularly in the field of providing scholarship to
students wishing to study in Armenia.

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