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Crown Prince of Ras al-Khaimah commends economic progress on visit to Kurdistan Region
TUE, 6 APR 2010 18:47
Erbil, Kurdistan – Iraq (KRG.org) The Deputy Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates yesterday in Erbil met Prime Minister Barham Salih and said that the Kurdistan Region’s achievements will motivate companies to invest and do business here.
Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr al-Qasimi, the Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, with his delegation met Prime Minister Salih in the Kurdistan Region’s capital to discuss bilateral relations and in particular commercial ties. The Prime Minister offered the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) full support to Emirati investors and companies, and Sheikh al-Qasimi commended the Region’s development in all areas.
The meeting was attended by the KRG Interior Minister Mr Karim Sinjari, the Head of Foreign Relations Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, Planning Minister Dr Ali Sindi, and the UAE’s Ambassador to Iraq Shaikh Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Shehhi.
Crown Prince al-Qasimi was also received by President Masoud Barzani in Salahaddin. Their meeting focused on strengthening economic ties between the UAE and the Kurdistan Region in Iraq.
President Barzani briefed the Crown Prince on the political developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq since the general election last month.
He offered the KRG’s full cooperation to UAE investors and trading companies , especially in the oil, energy, electricity, agricultural and air cargo sectors. For his part, Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr al Qasimi talked about his government’s efforts to encourage UAE companies to invest more in the Kurdistan Region.
The Kurdistan Region and the UAE have had very friendly political and trade relations for several years. In February, Prime Minister Salih and a KRG ministerial delegation visited the UAE for meetings with its leadership. He met Crown Prince Al-Qasimi, the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, and the UAE Minister for Trade Sheikha Lubna Al-Qasimi. In 2007, the KRG held a business exchange conference in Dubai which attracted over 600 companies from the UAE, the Kurdistan Region and the US.
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As part of its economic development measures, the KRG is hosting a trade and investment conference in London on June 15th and 16th, which will include participants from several countries with guests from the UAE also invited. For details see
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