South Africa’s ambassador to Jordan said the country will encourage its business professionals to invest in the Kurdistan Region because of the stability of the region.
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with South African Ambassador to Jordan John Davies in Erbil on Tuesday (May 9) to discuss the situation in the region and the fight against terror as well as bilateral relations.
The KRG released a statement saying Davies expressed contentment with his first visit to the region.
The ambassador said South Africa will encourage its business professionals and investors to work and innovate in the Kurdistan Region, stating there is a “big opportunity” in the region for investment.
Davies added South African officials would try to have an ongoing relation with the Kurdistan Region, although the country has no embassy in Iraq.
Barzani said the region wishes for the “best relation” with countries internationally in all fields and that he hopes for a development of relations with South Africa.
He expressed a readiness to help and facilitate in relations with South Africa and said he hoped business professionals and investors in the country would come to the Kurdistan Region for investment.