Author Archive | Matthew Gayle

Iraq Requests Sri Lankan Trade Attache

By Matthew Gayle. The government of Iraq has requested that Sri Lanka appoint a trade attache to the Lankan embassy in Baghdad before the two governments joint committee meeting that is to be held three months from now. According to the Sri Lankan Daily Mirror, the Iraqi Ammbassador in Sri Lanka, Kahtan Taha Khalaf (pictured), […]


Iraq to Pay $60m to Egyptian Workers

By Matthew Gayle. Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil has announced that a settlement has been made on the unpaid pension funds worth $60 million for Egyptian workers that once worked in Iraq. According to the Egypt Independent, over 450,000 Egyptian families will benefit from the settlement. The settlement was reached during a high-level meeting between […]

$13m Detained Ceylon Tea Arrives In Iraq

By Matthew Gayle. According to Lanka Business Online, approximately 100 containers of Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka started arriving in Iraq two weeks after a meeting between trade and commerce ministers from both countries. The containers, worth an estimated $13 million, were detained at the Iraq-Kuwait border, Aqaba Free Trade Zone of Jordan, and Umm […]

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