PM Barzani discusses prospect of opening Georgian consulate, Erbil-Tbilisi direct flight with Caucasian premier
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Monday discussed the possibility of opening a Georgian Consulate General in Iraq's Kurdish region as well as launching direct flights between Erbil and Tbilisi with the Caucasian premier, according to a government statement.
Barzani met with Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on the sidelines of the Dubai-based World Government Summit in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where the two premiers are attending the high-profile event, focusing on the current and future challenges of governance.
The two officials “discussed the possibility of opening Georgian Consulate General in Kurdistan Region as well as launching direct flights between Erbil and Tbilisi,” according to a statement from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
Barzani and Garibashvili stressed strengthening the cooperation between Iraq’s Kurdish region and the Caucasian country in matters of mutual interest, the statement added.
#VIDEO Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met Georgian premier, Irakli Garibashvili, on the sidelines of the #WGS2023 in Dubai early Monday. pic.twitter.com/oRQI5k5s3p— Kurdistan 24 English (@K24English) February 13, 2023
The Kurdish premier on Sunday arrived in Dubai, where he began his meeting with the ruler of the emirate as well as vice president and the UAE prime minister, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Other senior UAE officials attended the meeting as well
Egypt’s Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed are taking part in the conference among many other high-ranking officials and business leaders around the globe.
Friendly exchange with PM @GharibashviliGe on the sidelines of #WGS23.— Masrour Barzani (@masrourbarzani) February 13, 2023
We’re bound by common challenges and opportunities; regional uncertainty and economic diversification.
We’ve agreed to draw lessons from our stories and build bridges between our peoples. pic.twitter.com/58CXv2S7Oh
It is the second year in a row that Barzani is attending the high-profile event.