Outgoing German Ambassador notes Progress in Kurdistan

In Salahaddin on Monday KRG President Masoud Barzani welcomed the outgoing German Ambassador Christian Berger, who came to bid farewell to the Kurdistan Region as he concludes his term in Iraq.

President Barzani thanked the Ambassador for the important contributions of the German people and government toward the ongoing development of Kurdistan, and Germany’s significant role in the reconstruction process. They discussed strengthening bilateral ties in the areas of culture, trade and technology.

Mr Berger said that he witnessed remarkable progress in Kurdistan over the past ten years and hoped that the prevailing stability and security here would be seen in all the cities in Iraq. President Barzani wished the ambassador success in his next assignment.

Ambassador Berger also met with the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa. He thanked Minister Mustafa and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for their important role during his two-year posting in Iraq.

He said “I am impressed by the economic and educational progress taking place in Kurdistan. I’m pleased to see the vast progress that is taking place in the German School in the Region."

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