Safeen Dizayee, head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), on Thursday received Istvan Emri, Hungary’s new Consul General to the Kurdistan Region in Erbil.
The two became acquainted and discussed the latest political, security, and humanitarian developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
In the meeting, Dizayee lauded the ongoing ties between the Kurdistan Region and Hungary, extending his appreciation to the military assistance the European nation has provided to Peshmerga forces toward the fight against the Islamic State and the humanitarian support to serve those affected by it.
Emri presented a brief about the consulate’s activities in Kurdistan Region, relaying his country’s desire to strengthen cooperation between the two, especially in trade, agriculture, and investment.
Dizayee and Emri concluded the meeting by discussing paths to boost the local private sector and education.
Hungary is one of the members of the US-led coalition in the campaign against the Islamic State that has provided military support to the Kurdistan Region in recent years as part of the Kurdistan Training Coordination Center (KTCC). The KTCC is made up of instructors from nine other countries: Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Slovenia, and Sweden.
There are 38 foreign representative offices and consulates in the autonomous Kurdistan Region.