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New Airline Launched in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. Fly Erbil, Iraq’s only Kurdish airline, successfully completed its first scheduled flight on Monday. The plane set off from Erbil International Airport en route to Stockholm in Sweden. The airline’s administrative director Ahmad Jamal told AFP that Fly Erbil currently has three planes and plans to increase to 10 in the future. […]

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Iraq lifts Ban on Import of Ukrainian Poultry

By John Lee. The ban on export of poultry products from Ukraine to Iraq has reportedly been lifted. It had been introduced due to outbreaks of avian influenza in Ukraine. Ukrainian egg producer Avangardco had reported a sharp reduction in sales due to the ban. (Source: Ukrinform News)

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Avangardco Iraq Business falls by half

By John Lee. Ukrainian egg producer Avangardco has said that its exports of shell eggs decreased by 50 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, due to what it described as “the unstable situation in Iraq“. In the period, the company sold 59 mln units to Iraq, down from 119 mln units in 3Q […]

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Ukraine to open Consulate in Kurdistan

In his meeting with the KRG Minister of Foreign Relations, Ambassador of Ukraine to Iraq Mr. Anatolii Marynts announced the decision of the government of Ukraine to open an honorary consulate in the Kurdistan Region in a near future. The Ambassador expressed his government’s desire to further broaden ties with the Kurdistan Region in various […]

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Egg Imports Down on “Unstable Situation”

By John Lee. Avangardco, the largest producer of shell eggs and dry egg products in Ukraine and number one producer in Europe, has blamed a sharp decrease in exports on the “unstable situation in Iraq“. In its results statement for the first quarter of 2016, the company said: “… exports of shell eggs decreased by 31% […]

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Minister Urges Ukrainian Firms to Provide Vehicles

By John Lee. The Iraqi Minister of Transportation, Baqir al-Zubaidi, has proposed that Ukrainian vehicle manufacturers provide samples of trucks, busses and tractors to Iraq free of charge for test purposes. At a meeting with the Ukrainian Ambassador, Anatoly Marenitez, he said he was eager to cooperate with Ukrainian companies and learn more about the […]

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Ukraine Targets Iraqi Market

By John Lee. Ukraine’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Ihor Prasolov (pictured), has told his Iraqi counterpart Khairallah Hassan Babeker [Khayri-allah Babakir, Dr Khairallah Hassan Babiker] that Ukraine is interested in increasing exports of metallurgical products to Iraq. At their meeting they also discussed the further engagement of Ukrainian machine-building companies in Iraqi projects, […]

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Interpipe Wins Preferred Supplier Status

Interpipe, the Ukrainian seamless pipe producer, has announced that it is installing a local support team to work in Basra following the company’s approval from South Oil Company (SOC) as a preferred supplier. The announcement sees Interpipe appoint a new Iraq country manager, based in Basra, with immediate effect. Following several recent meetings in Iraq with […]

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Visits Kurdistan Region

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Gryshchenko Kostyantyn on his first visit to the Kurdistan Region met with President Masoud Barzani, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, and government ministers in Erbil. Mr Kostyantyn came to the Kurdistan Region as part of his visit to Iraq and arrived in Erbil from Baghdad. President Barzani and Foreign Minister Kostyantyn discussed ways […]

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Foreign Minister Zebari Meets Ukrainian Delegation

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari met his Ukrainian counterpart Konstantin Krishenko and his accompanying delegation in recent days. The two sides held talks on strengthening bilateral relations and ways of developing them, which coincided with the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of relations between Iraq and Ukraine. They signed a joint statement on […]

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Italian, Ukrainian, French Firms Consider Investment in Babil

Babil Investment Commission [Babylon Investment Commission] has announced that a group of Italian, Ukrainian and French companies are interested in investing in the province. The deputy chairman of the Investment Commission, Abbas al-Tai, told Alsumaria News that the companies are considering construction and industrial projects, and that “the Commission has provided all the necessary facilities to […]

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