At a meeting on Friday between Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of KRG Foreign Relations, and Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Minister Brende announced that Norway will soon open its representation office in the Kurdistan Region.
During the meeting, which was attended by Iraq’s Ambassador to Norway Sundus Omer, Norwegian Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq Sissel Breie as well as several other officials, both Ministers discussed bilateral ties, the ongoing fight against ISIS and the humanitarian conditions of refugees and IDPs in Kurdistan Region.
Emphasizing the desire of the government of Norway to strengthen bilateral ties with the Kurdistan Region, Minister Brende said, “We are happy to announce that in a near future a representation office of the government of Norway will be opened in the Kurdistan Region.”
Minister Mustafa thanked the government of Norway for its decision to open a representation office in Erbil and stressed that the opening of the office will lead to further cultural, political and economic ties between Norway and Kurdistan.
Minister Brende praised the role of Kurdistan Region in the fight against ISIS and in caring for 1.8 million refugees and IDPs. He stated “We are very committed to continue our military and humanitarian support for Iraq and the Kurdistan Region during this challenging time.”
Minister Mustafa expressed the gratitude of the government and people of the Kurdistan Region for Norway’s continued support and stressed that the KRG will continue fighting the ISIS terrorists and providing assistance to refugees and IDPs.
Minister Brende asked Minister Mustafa to convey his greetings to the president and prime minister of the Kurdistan Region.