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Παρασκευή, 28 Ιανουαρίου 2011

German minister due in Erbil next week to buttress ties

Erbil, Jan.28 (AKnews)- A Kurdish official said next week the German Development Minister Dirk Niebel, accompanied by a delegation, will arrive in the Kurdistan Region while he expected a protocol of cooperation will be signed between the Kurdish and German sides. The head of the Kurdistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Dara Jalil Khayyat, told AKnews early next week the 16-member German delegation will arrive in Kurdistan for a two-day visit. A number of banking experts, the representatives of the German development ministry and chambers of commerce are in the team. The group will meet with the Kurdistan bank officials as well as the private sector companies to boost up the economical and trade relations with Kurdistan, above all cooperation for governmental and private banking systems. During the visit a protocol between the Kurdish and the German chambers of commerce will be brokered, Khayyat added. Germany is one of the 18 countries which have opened their consulate offices in the Kurdistan Region.

The frequent visits by the foreign top governmental delegations to Kurdistan are usually aimed at reinforcing ties with the semi-autonomous Region, which enjoys relative security compared with the rest of Iraq.

Reported by Saman Ali
Lh/AKnews