ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A Moroccan delegation made of representatives from various companies are scheduled to visit the Kurdistan Region capital to invest in different sectors as well as facilitate tourism for Iraqis and Kurds.
The delegates are expected to arrive in Baghdad on Sunday before flying to Erbil on Feb. 2 to meet with Kurdish officials and local businessmen.
“The delegates would be made of the representatives of eight well-known companies in the sectors of oil, agriculture, hotel investment, industry, clothing, cosmetics, and tourism,” Shara Qaradaghi, responsible for Iraq – Morocco relations and a coordinator for the delegates, told Kurdistan 24 on Monday.
Qaradaghi mentioned that one of the delegation’s main aims is to enable people in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to visit Morocco for tourism.
Over the past year, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has tried to boost the autonomous region’s economy and attract foreign investment in different fields, especially after recovering from the critical financial crisis it had suffered since 2014.
“It is the delegates’ first visit to the Kurdistan Region, and we are pleased to receive them,” Ibrahim Sofi, the deputy head of the Erbil Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told Kurdistan 24 on Monday.
The delegates hope to discuss the opening of flights between Erbil and Rabat, and facilitate the visa process for Kurdish businessmen who want to invest or trade in Morocco, Sofi stated.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany
(Additional reporting by Diyari Shekha)