Deputy Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Qubad Talabani received a delegation of the US-Kurdistan Business Council led by David Tafuri and discussed ways to develop trade relations between the US and Kurdistan region and several other issues of mutual interest.
In the meeting held in Erbil on May 10, 2023 and attended by Daban Shadala, Deputy Head of the Foreign Relations Office and Bayani Sami Abdulrahman, Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in the United States, Qubad Talabani expressed the Kurdistan region's desire to strengthen trade relations.
"All kinds of facilities will be provided to US companies and investors who want to invest in Kurdistan," Qubad Talabani said.
The US-Kurdistan Business Council delegation explained the purpose of their visit to Kurdistan and expressed their readiness to participate efficiently in investment in various fields and said they want to contribute to the recovery and economic development of the Kurdistan region through investment and development of trade relations.
In another part of the meeting, the political situation in the Kurdistan region was discussed. In this regard, the Deputy Prime Minister said that there are serious efforts to resolve the internal problems and a good understanding has been formed among the political parties that without unity we cannot face all the challenges facing the Kurdistan region.
Regarding the relations between the Kurdistan region and Baghdad, Qubad Talabani said that they want to resolve issues with Baghdad in a radical and fundamental way. "We will work to pass both the budget law and the oil and gas law as soon as possible."