ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani on Tuesday invited China to take a more active diplomatic part in resolving protracted Middle Eastern issues.
“Chancellor Barzani expressed his hope that China would play a greater role to help address deep-rooted problems and deliver more stability in the Middle East,” KRSC press office said.
Barzani’s speech came during his meeting in Erbil with a delegation led by the Chinese Ambassador to Iraq, Chen Weiqing.
At the meeting, they discussed recent developments and measures to advance bilateral ties between Erbil and Beijing.
Weiqing recognized the importance of the Kurdistan Region in ongoing stability and counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East, according to the KRSC account of the discussion.
They also expressed their commitment to expanding cooperation between the two sides, including economic and trade relations.
China opened its Consulate General in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region in Dec. 2014. Since then, Chinese companies have increased their investment in the Region.
Edited by John J. Catherine