President Barzani receives new Qatar envoy to Kurdistan Region

The Kurdish president expressed the full support of the Kurdistan Region’s relevant authorities with the Qatari diplomatic mission, per the statement.
Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani (right) is pictured during his meeting with Qatar's newly inaugurated Consul General to Erbil Hussein bin Ali Al Fadala, Nov. 12, 2023. (Photo: Kurdistan Region Presidency)
Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani (right) is pictured during his meeting with Qatar's newly inaugurated Consul General to Erbil Hussein bin Ali Al Fadala, Nov. 12, 2023. (Photo: Kurdistan Region Presidency)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Sunday received the newly inaugurated Qatar consul general to Erbil and discussed the relations between the nations, according to a statement.

President Barzani received Consul General Hussein bin Ali Al Fadala and his accompanying delegation and congratulated the diplomat on his new endeavor, according to a statement from the Kurdish presidency.

The Kurdish president expressed the full support of the Kurdistan Region’s relevant authorities with the Qatari diplomatic mission, per the statement.

The diplomat conveyed the greetings of Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to President Barzani. He had also expressed his delight in opening his country’s diplomatic mission in the Kurdistan Region.

Consul General Al Fadala said he would work towards strengthening Erbil-Doha relations, particularly in the economic sector.

The officials also discussed the latest developments in the region.

President Barzani and the Qatari emir met in June in Baghdad during the Gulf leader’s visit to Iraq.

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani in early 2022 visited Qatar and met with the country’s leader, with whom he had discussed a number of areas of cooperation, including enhancing diplomatic ties and agricultural cooperation.

The Kurdish region has long seen the Gulf markets as a potential place for exporting its agricultural produce, including pomegranates that have already appeared on a number of Gulf markets’ shelves, including the UAE.