The first international trade fair has been opened in the city of Kirkuk, north east of Baghdad, with dozens of foreign companies participating, according to AKnews.
The three-day fair that was opened by Kirkuk governor Najmaddin Karim on Tuesday brought together about 100 foreign and local companies.
Kamil Salayi, mayor of Kirkuk, told AKnews that “This is really exciting to see an international fair in Kirkuk. We will try to have another one, but bigger, in the next couple of years.”
The multi-ethnic oil-rich city of Kirkuk (pictured) has been one of the more unstable areas of Iraq.