AKFA speakers at a seminar on Kurdistan Region’s economic challenges and solutions at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH), May 3, 2017. (Photo: UKH)
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – At a seminar in Erbil the American-Kurdistan Friendship Association (AKFA) Wednesday assembled experts in a bid to search for answers to economic challenges the Kurdistan Region faces amid a war against the Islamic State (IS) and budget cuts from the federal government in Baghdad.
The seminar AKFA organized at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) included speakers UKH Dean of School of Social Sciences Dr. Anwar Anaid, Senior Economic Advisor to the Kurdistan Regional Government James Park, and Commercial Officer at the Consulate General of the United States in Erbil Sharyn Fitzgerald.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Anaid explained what key political and security factors lie beneath the current financial crisis and ensuing economic problems Kurdistan Region is going through.
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