India stresses strong relations with Kurdistan Region

Prashant Pise, the Indian ambassador to Iraq, highlighted the depth of relations between India and the Kurdistan Region, stating that approximately 50 individuals from the Kurdistan region receive Indian visas daily.
Prashant Pise, the Indian ambassador to Iraq. (Photo: Kurdistan 24)
Prashant Pise, the Indian ambassador to Iraq. (Photo: Kurdistan 24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – India's ambassador to Iraq reaffirms the robust ties between India and the Kurdistan Region, emphasizing India's commitment to sharing its expertise and fostering bilateral cooperation.

Prashant Pise, the Indian ambassador to Iraq, highlighted the depth of relations between India and the Kurdistan Region, stating that approximately 50 individuals from the Kurdistan region receive Indian visas daily.

Moreover, India offers scholarships to 50 students and provides open training courses for Kurdish officials.

Speaking on the cultural affinity between India and the Kurdistan Region, Ambassador Pise noted the active participation of Indian companies in trade fairs in the Kurdistan Region, with plans for a special trade fair in early June featuring the presence of about 15 Indian companies.

The upcoming construction exhibition in Erbil will showcase the capabilities of several Indian companies.

Ambassador Pise further elaborated on India's commitment to facilitating business ties, issuing one, two, and five-year business visas to Kurdistan businessmen.

Additionally, India serves as a destination for medical treatment for many patients from the Kurdistan Region, with 30 to 50 visas issued daily for medical purposes.

Highlighting India's dedication to knowledge exchange and capacity building, the ambassador underscored India's role in providing educational opportunities for Kurdish students and officials.

Last year, 60 Kurdistan Region officials traveled to India to enhance their skills in various fields, including agriculture, pharmaceuticals, banking, management, and information technology.

This year, India plans to extend educational opportunities to 50 students across different levels of study.

India's commitment to strengthening ties with the Kurdistan Region through educational exchanges and trade initiatives reflects a shared vision for mutual prosperity and cooperation.