Monday, December 29, 2014

China to Open Consulate in Erbil

Consul to encourage Chinese companies to invest in Kurdistan Region

Mewan Dolamari

Basnews | 28.12.2014


Official delegates from China are expected to arrive in the Kurdistan Region soon to open the Consulate General of China in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region.
According to a Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announcement on Sunday, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met Tan Banglin, an envoy from China’s Foreign Ministry appointed to be the first Chinese consul general in the Kurdistan Region.
In the meeting, Banglin said that he was very pleased to visit the Kurdistan Region, stating that he has arrived in the Region during this difficult time to express China’s solidarity and support for Kurdistan and to determine how China can aid the Kurdistan Region in assisting refugees and the displaced.
He added that in the framework of China’s relations with the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, China’s Consulate General in Erbil will be inaugurated in the next two months and that he will be appointed as his country’s first consul general in the Kurdistan Region.