Bilateral ties and trade relations led discussions between the Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Masrour Barzani, and Jordan’s King Abdullah II during a meeting in Amman on Sunday.
Marking his first visit to Jordan as Prime Minister, Barzani headed a high-level delegation on Sunday to meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, and Prime Minister Omar Razzaz.
Prime Minister Barzani was accompanied by the Kurdistan Region’s Interior Minister, Reber Ahmed, Minister of Anfal and Martyrs Affairs, Abdulla Haji-Mahmood, and the Head of Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Safeen Dizaye.
Both Barzani and King Abdulla stressed further developing relations between the Kurdistan Region and Jordan, with a particular emphasis on trade and Jordanian investment in the Kurdistan Region.
From his end, King Abdullah praised his country’s ties with the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. He also expressed Jordan’s desire to boost cooperation on matters of trade in a mutually beneficial manner.
Prime Minister Barzani, in turn, highlighted King Abdullah’s role in the stability of the wider region.
According to a statement on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) website, the PM was slated to discuss with the King a range of other issues of mutual interest.
“I am looking forward to wide-ranging talks with King Abdullah and his government,” PM Barzani was quoted as saying in the statement. The Prime Minister would discuss “shared challenges faced by the Kurdistan Region and Jordan in terms of the ongoing terrorist threat and what we can do together to improve our collective security.”
The talks would also include ways to “help realize the huge potential to grow our bilateral trade and investment in the years to come,” Barzani noted.