Archive | 18th April 2012

Kurdistan to Double Trade Volume with Sweden

Trade between the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Sweden hit $154 million last year and the Swedish authorities are planning to double that figure by 2015, reports AKnews. Swedish Minister of Trade, Eva Bjorling (pictured), opened the Swedish Embassy’s trade office in Erbil, and an institute to help Iraqis address unemployment, on Tuesday. Fathi Mohammed, […]

Trade with Iran Reaches $9 billion

The under-secretary of the Iraqi Ministry of Industry met a delegation of Iranian  companies to discuss industrial cooperation and possibilities of Iranian participation in work opportunities in Iraq. According to AKnews, the head of the Iranian delegation, Ameen Shari'ati, said that trade between the two countries reached $9 billion dollars. He hoped this figure would increase, […]


First Kuwaiti flight to Iraq in 22 Years

Najaf Airport saw the landing of the first Kuwaiti passenger plane in 22 years on Tuesday, according to AKnews The Jazeera Airways Airbus 320 landed at 6pm carrying the ambassadors of the two countries. The low-fare airline is expected to operate two flights per week between the countries. The flight comes after the Iraqi Prime […]

German Industry Expo Opens in Erbil

The third annual German Industry and Trade Chamber exhibition in Erbil opened on Tuesday and will run for the next two days, according to AKnews. The products of German companies, which operate across Iraq in fields of automobiles,  cosmetics, transportation and communications, will be on show. (Source: AKnews)