The new German consul general to Erbil, Dieter Lamle, visited the KRG Department of Foreign Relations on Monday to introduce himself and to discuss latest developments with Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the KRG Foreign Relations.
In welcoming Mr Lamle, Minister Mustafa stated that the Kurdistan Region strongly values its ties with Germany and praised Germany for supporting KRG’s efforts in providing humanitarian assistance for nearly 2 million refugees and displaced people.
Minister Mustafa also expressed appreciation for Germany’s political and military support for Kurdistan in the fight against Daesh.
Commending the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces, Mr. Lamle said, “Peshmerga forces are fighting on behalf of all of us. They are fighting a noble war, defending universal values and human rights against a barbaric terrorist organization.”
Both sides also discussed bilateral relations between Kurdistan Region and Germany and reiterated their willingness to further strengthen ties, particularly in the fields of trade, education, and industry.
Mr. Mustafa assured the new German Consul General that the DFR will fully support him in his mission in Kurdistan.