Kurdistan Regional GovernmentRepresentation in Italy

Rome, March 8, 2016
Mrs. Kader accompanies the Minister of Agriculture to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Today, Mrs. Kader accompanied the Minister Majeed and his delegation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to meet with the Director General of Development Cooperation Min. Pl. Gianpaolo Cantini with the Minister Baldi, Head of Emergencies and humanitarian activities and Councillor Barattolo responsible for the Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf countries.
Majeed thanked the Italian Government for its valuable support to the Kurdistan Regional Government especially on the military and humanitarian side, for the stabilization of the area, severely threatened by ISIS.
The talks focused on relations between the Kurdistan Region and Italy, the evolution of ongoing projects and areas for developing further cooperation. Among those reported by the Minister Majeed: refrigeration systems, storage and packaging of food products, the development of agribusinesses to create jobs and training activities thanks to the know-how of technicians and Italian companies.
The Director Cantini reiterated the support of the Italian Government to the Kurdistan Regional Government in the fight against Daesh. The contribution of development cooperation will continue to touch the humanitarian sphere, the historical archaeological and agribusiness sectors. Through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, in a network with other institutions of the Mediterranean Basin, it is possible to launch a program of activities aimed at developing the sectors mentioned by the Minister Majeed. The Institute will assist the Kurdistan Regional Government in the development of key agri-food sector for the country's recovery. As for the humanitarian sector, the Minister Baldi pointed out that the areas of health, food security and education remain priority areas. Therefore, in 2016 it is expected to increase the resources allocated for projects in place and to develop.