ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Masrour Barzani on Tuesday welcomed Mikihiro Arakawa, the new head of the Japanese Consular Office in Erbil, reaffirming his cabinet's readiness to receive Japanese investors.
"Pleased to welcome Mikihiro Arakawa, the new head of the Japanese Consular Office in Erbil. I congratulated him on his new role and wished him success in strengthening Kurdistan-Japan relations in all areas," Barzani said in a statement on his Facebook feed.
Director of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Iraq, Toyama Kei, also attended the meeting, during which the officials discussed the work and projects of the JICA Agency in the Kurdistan Region cooperatively with the KRG, the statement added.
"I thanked Japan for its assistance, primarily through the JICA Agency, which has been assisting the Kurdistan Region through its projects for many years. I also reaffirmed the KRG's readiness to welcome Japanese investors."