Tag Archives | Azerbaijan

KRG efforts to Simplify Access to Govt Services

Key Ministers and officials from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) alongside representatives of the private sector, civil society, labour unions, the international community, donors and development agencies convened at a high-level conference yesterday in Erbil on E-Governance and Public Service Centres. The Ministry of Interior of the KR-I organized the conference under the auspices […]

IMF Reviews Progress in Iraq

The Iraqi authorities and the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held discussions in Baku, Azerbaijan from January 15–19, 2017 ahead of the second review of Iraq’s 36-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) that the IMF Executive Board approved on July 7, 2016 ( See Press Release No. 16/321). The first review under the SBA was […]

Southern Gas Corridor is Open for Iraq

By John Lee. Azerbaijan’s foreign minister, Elmar Mammadyarov (pictured), has said that the Southern Gas Corridor project is open for Iraq to transport its gas to the European markets. Addressing a news conference, he said: “It’s a huge project … and it’s open if Iraq is also interested in delivering their own natural gas. “The […]

Azerbaijan Embassy “This Year”; New Flights

By John Lee. Azerbaijan is expected to open an embassy in Iraq by the end of the year. According to a report from Trend, the Iraqi ambassador to Azerbaijan, Heydar al-Barrak, told journalists that the process will take time, but he hopes to meet that schedule. He added that issues regarding the open of direct […]

Iraq May Use Azerspace Services

The Iraqi State Minister for Provinces’ Affairs, Torurhan Mudhir Hassan al-Mufti, has reportedly said that Iraq is interested in using the services of Azerbaijan’s Azerspace satellite. APA quotes the Minister as saying: “Our country is … interested in Azerbaijan’s ICT projects. For example, Iraq is developing [a] project [to launch a] national satellite. However, this […]

Iraq “Wants to Import Food from Azerbaijan”

By John Lee. APA reports that Iraq is interested in importing agricultural products from Azerbaijan. At the first meeting of Azerbaijan-Iraq Intergovernmental Commission, a representative of Iraq’s Agriculture Ministry said there is a need for citrus fruits, fish, meat and other products in Iraq. A senior advisor at Azerbaijan’s Agriculture Ministry offered to export fruit, vegetable, […]

Iraq-Azerbaijan Meeting in Baku

By John Lee. The next meeting of the Iraq-Azerbaijan Intergovernmental Commission has been fixed for 3-4 December in Baku. APA reports that the Commission is headed by the ministers of communications and information technologies of the two countries, Turkhan Mufti and Ali Abbasov. At the end of the meeting the sides are expected to sign […]

Iraqi Deputy PM Visits Azerbaijan

Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Rowsch Nouri Shaways, has led an Iraqi delegation to Azerbaijan. The country’s Head of State, President Ilham Aliyev, pointed out Iraq and Azerbaijan have great history of bilateral relations, adding that both countries support each other within international organizations. According to a report from Azerbaijan’s Trend news agency, […]

Iraq a Possible Turkey-Azerbaijan Gas Pipeline Construction Partner

Iraq may participate in the planned new gas pipeline between Azerbaijan and Turkey, according to TrendAz. An adviser to the Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Ministry told the Kurdistan Oil & Gas Conference, “Iraq’s participation in this project as a gas producing country is important for us”. He said the world has a growing demand […]

Azerbaijan, Iraq Sign Trade Cooperation Agreement

The Iraqi and Azerbaijani governments have signed an agreement on trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation, according to a statement from the Ministry for Trade. The agreement was signed by Azerbaijan`s Deputy Premier, Abid Sharifov, and Iraqi Minister of Trade, Safaa Al-Din Mohammad Al-Safi, at the end of the two-day Iraqi-Azerbaijani committee’s meetings. Al-Safi […]