Sri Lanka opened an honorary consulate in Kurdistan Region’s capital, Erbil on Monday.
The establishment of the consulate office was announced in a meeting between Falah Mustafa, Kurdistan Region’s Foreign Minister, and Niranjan Asoka Ranasinghe, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Iraq, Basnews reported.
Ahmed Jalaladdin was assigned as the first Sri Lankan envoy to the Kurdistan Region.
Ranasinghe hoped that the opening of the diplomatic mission in Kurdistan would be the beginning of strong relations between Kurdistan Region and Sri Lanka.
Mustafa, in return, welcomed the developed ties with Sri Lanka, and offered his government’s support for the new diplomatic mission.