PM Barzani, South Korea's envoy to Iraq address bilateral ties

The Prime Minister thanked South Korea for its support, cooperation, and participation in the region's development process, emphasizing the importance of leveraging the successful experience of that country.
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani (right) during his meeting with South Korea's Ambassador to Iraq, Choi Sung-soo, May 29, 2024. (Photo: KRG)
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani (right) during his meeting with South Korea's Ambassador to Iraq, Choi Sung-soo, May 29, 2024. (Photo: KRG)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday discussed the relations between South Korea and the Kurdistan Region with South Korea's Ambassador to Iraq, Choi Sung-soo, according to a statement from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Seungcheol Lim, Consul General of South Korea in the Kurdistan Region, also attended the meeting.

Sung-soo commended the vision of Prime Minister Barzani in working towards the development of the Kurdistan Region in all fields.

As the Korean Ambassador pointed out, his country has friendly relations with the Kurdistan Region. He also mentioned that twenty years ago, a Korean Army division (Zaytun) started its operation in the Kurdistan Region and established official relations with the region.

The Prime Minister thanked South Korea for its support, cooperation, and participation in the region's development process, emphasizing the importance of leveraging the successful experience of that country.

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, the Republic of Korea has been closely involved in the Kurdistan Region through funding and supporting development projects, including health and reconstruction projects and the building of schools.