Dr Schenz added that the Chamber hopes to hold its first Kurdistan Region forum in Austria next year.
Dr Surood Najib, Iraq’s Ambassador to Austria and Dr Mustafa Ramazan, the KRG Representative to Austria,welcomed the audience. Dr Ramazan said, “The Kurdistan Region has proven to international companies to be an ideal entry point to the Iraqi market, bringing a great deal of mutual success and rich experiences. Renowned Austrian companies, such as Austrian Airlines, OMV and Doppelmayr, are already contributing to the positive economic development of the Region.”
Other participants in the presentation included Mr Stephan Brändle whose company Doppelmayr completed two tourist cable car projects on Korek and Chavy mountains, and is implementing a third in Duhok; and Mr Stefan Haidof Roland Berger, a strategy consultancy that has been working for over a year with the Kurdistan Board of Investment particularly on institutional development and investment promotion.
Minister Muharam, along with the KRG Representative and Iraqi ambassador, also held meetings with Ms Bernadette Gierlinger, Vice Minister at the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family & Youth, Dr Richard Schenz, Vice President at the Austrian Federal Chamber of Commerce, and with directors of key Austrian institutions where ways of strengthening economic bilateral relations was discussed.