BAGHDAD /Japan officially announced that it will open its consulate in the Kurdistan region on Wednesday.
A statement by the Kurdistan Regional Government said, "head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani met in Arbil Kentaro Sonora, the Japanese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, who noted that his country always stresses the Kurdistan region's share of the loans provided by Iraq to implement strategic projects.
The Japanese official: Japan has already begun implementing many of the important strategic projects in the Kurdistan region, stressing that the region will see a lot of opportunities after the liberation of Mosul and his country will try to work for development of economic infrastructure the province.
The minister said that the Consulate General of his country will be opened officially in the Kurdistan region, describing the move as important cause for the development relations between the two sides in all areas, calling the provincial government to provide support and facilities for the work and activities of the consulate.
For his part, Barzani, according to the statement, thanked the Japanese government for the support provided to the region, and implementing strategic projects in the region, where already begun to implement many of them.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency