ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Friday met with Kyriakos Mitsotakis, his Greek counterpart, in Athens.
The senior officials discussed bilateral ties and ways to further develop trade and investment between Erbil and Athens, especially in the field of agriculture, according to a statement by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
Describing the meeting with Mitsotakis as “productive”, PM Barzani wrote on Twitter that they reaffirmed the strong people-to-people ties, discussed bilateral teams to explore trade and investment opportunities, and agreed to kickstart agriculture links and expertise.
PM Mitsotakis described his counterpart’s visit to Athens as “historic” and revealed his plan to visit the Kurdistan Region with a large team of investment experts in the nearest future.
The relations between Erbil and Baghdad, the current security situation in Iraq, as well as the ongoing war against the Islamic State (IS) were also on the agenda of the meeting.
PM Barzani arrived in Athens late on Thursday after concluding his official visit to Belgium where he met with top officials to discuss similar topics.