The Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, welcomed a Latvian delegation headed by a senior official from the their Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Rudolfs Bremanis, to the Kurdistan Region.
The delegation is visiting Kurdistan to view potential investment and business opportunities and to pave the way for strengthening relations.
Mr. Bremanis is the Head of the Foreign Economic Relations Promotion Division at the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Head of the DFR, Karwan Jamal, the Assistant Head of the DFR, Siham Jabali along with other senior DFR officials. The Latvian delegation represented various business interests hoping to gain a foothold in the region.
Minister Mustafa welcomed the delegation to Kurdistan and stressed the importance for foreign investment in order to properly rebuild Kurdistan. He emphasized the importance of quality over quantity and highlighted some of the reasons which have helped result in Kurdistan’s success.
They include the openness of the KRG towards the international community, a friendly investment law, a secure and stable environment and the support of the government towards the private sector.
Mr. Bremanis was pleased to be visiting Kurdistan and pointed to the diverse group of people in the delegation as a sign of the level of interest Latvia has in the region. He discussed Latvia’s road from independence over two decades ago to where it is now. He hoped that this visit would play a role in strengthening relations between both sides.