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Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Visits Kurdistan

Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Samuel Žbogar yesterday on his first visit to Kurdistan and Iraq met President Masoud Barzani and Kurdistan Regional Government ministers. On a two-day visit as part of an official trip to Iraq, Minister Žbogar and President Barzani discussed the current political and economic developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq as a […]

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Safety in Kurdistan

As an Iraq security analyst I often find that I am writing at length about violence, pain and causes for concern. However, for this blog entry I would like to make what I hope is a welcome exception. I regularly write about how violence has escalated in the north of Iraq, usually in relation to […]

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Kurdistan and Northern Ireland Seek to Increase Trade

Closer trade and political ties were forged this week between Kurdistan and Northern Ireland during a visit to Belfast by a Kurdish business delegation led by two ministers. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Trade and Industry Minister Sinan Celebi, Municipalities and Tourism Minister Samir Abdullah and several KRG officials met with Northern Ireland’s Enterprise, Trade and […]

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Kurdistan and Scotland Agree to Strengthen Ties

A ministerial-led delegation of business leaders from the Kurdistan Region in Iraq this week visited Edinburgh, where they met Scottish ministers, members of parliament and business organisations who all agreed the two nations should strengthen their ties. Trade and Industry Minister Sinan Çelebi and Municipalities and Tourism Minister Samir Abdullah Mustafa discussed tourism, the trading […]

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Kurdistan President Approves 2011 Budget

The president of north Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani (pictured), has approved the Region’s 2011 Budget, estimated at 13.9 trillion Iraqi dinars ($11.6 billion), the Region’s media director,Simko Anwar, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The President of Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, has approved the Region’s budget for the year 2011, last Thursday, after long discussions […]

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Minister Calls on UK Businesses to Invest in Kurdistan’s Tourism Now

Kurdistan Region Tourism Minister, Samir Abdullah Mustafa, yesterday called on British investors to make the most of the opportunity to invest in Kurdistan’s tourist sector at a conference in London. Setting out plans to build 2,500 new hotels to accommodate another 1.35 million visitors annually by 2015, the Minister also highlighted existing success stories within […]

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Aberdeen-based businesses to meet with a trade delegation from Kurdistan region

Posted by Julien Massé – Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce I am currently collecting interest for Aberdeen-based businesses to meet up with a trade delegation coming this month from the Kurdistan region. I know you have a particular interest in the region and thought you could be interested. The event will take place in Edinburgh on […]

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