Korean Consul General Completes Term in Erbil

Outgoing Consul General Joo Joong-Chul met on Monday with the Head of the KRG's Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, as he prepares to depart for his next assignment at the Republic of Korea’s embassy in Baghdad.

Minister Mustafa thanked Mr Joong-Chul for his nation’s continued support and for his personal contribution during his service in Kurdistan. Citing the deep and long-lasting relationship between the Republic of Korea and the Kurdistan Region, Minister Mustafa highlighted the continued importance of their mutual relations.

“We appreciate the continued work of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and other Korean institutions and businesses, and we must ensure that our relationship is not only focused on politics, but also on working together to enhance and support the substantial commercial and economic ties that have grown between us,” Minister Mustafa said.

Consul General Joong-Chul expressed his appreciation for the support of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and said that he was very happy with his time in Kurdistan. “This is a great place to work as a diplomat,” he said. He referenced the great progress that has been achieved and said that he will take many great memories with him from his time in the Region.

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