America is laying the foundation stone for its giant consulate in Erbil

America is laying the foundation stone for its giant consulate in Erbil

2018/7/6 11:43

America is laying the foundation stone for its giant consulate in Erbil(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Friday laid the foundation stone for the largest consulate in the world in the province of Erbil, in the presence of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, the US ambassador in Baghdad and the US consul in Erbil.
Barzani said in a speech on the occasion that “strengthening relations with the United States of America is important, Washington had in 1991 a great role in protecting our people.”
“The opening of the largest US consulate in Erbil is important, and it indicates the survival of America in the Kurdistan region,” he said.
For his part, the US ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman, “The United States of America is linked to relations very close to the Kurdistan region for a long time.”
The construction of this giant consulate will be on an area of ​​about 200,000 square meters and will include buildings and public facilities, which will cost about $ 600 million.
The United States opened its diplomatic representation office in Erbil for the first time in 2007, and after four years it was developed into a consulate.
More than 30 Arab and foreign countries hold consulates and representative offices in the Kurdistan region, including the five permanent members of the Security Council: the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France.

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