PM Barzani, Japanese envoy discuss possibility to improve education sector
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday received the new Japanese Ambassador to Iraq Futoshi Matsumoto and discussed possibilities to improve the education sector in the Kurdistan Region.
Prime Minister Barzani congratulated the Japanese Ambassador Matsumoto on his new role and expressed the support of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for forging closer ties between the Kurdistan region and Japan, the KRG said in a press statement.
“The meeting touched upon the possibility of working together to improve education in schools in the Kurdistan Region given Japan's expertise in this sector,” the KRG said.
Moreover, Ambassador Matsumoto briefed the PM Barzani on Japan’s projects in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, in the fields of energy, construction, and the humanitarian sector.
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