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US, Iraq Conference on Provincial Powers Law

On Sunday, January 12, Ambassador Stephen Beecroft joined Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki in opening the First National Conference on Developing a Roadmap for Implementing Law 21, at the Royal Tulip Hotel in Baghdad. Prime Minister Maliki, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs TorhanAl-Mufti, and Ambassador Beecroft, gave opening remarks at the conference which was attended […]

KRG President Barzani meets UK Trade Delegation

Ten members of the Iraq Britain Business Council's trade and education mission to Iraq met the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, at his residence North of Erbil on Wednesday (November 20th) The members, part of the biggest ever trade delegation to Baghdad and Erbil, were warmly welcomed by the President. The IBBC’s Executive […]

New UK Boost for Arab Businesses

Businesses across the Middle East and North Africa will get a £4.5 million boost from the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron announced at the World Islamic Economic Forum on Tuesday. The UK’s funding to the Nomou business fund will be matched by the Shell Foundation to support ‘missing middle’ businesses - those too large for […]

UK Helps Protect Syrian Children Fleeing to Iraq

Britain will give vulnerable Syrian children fleeing to Iraq the protection they need, International Development Secretary Justine Greening (pictured) announced on Wednesday. There are around 200,000 Syrian refugees now in Iraq to escape the ongoing violence, the majority in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, with more arriving every day. This follows the sudden opening of […]

Human Rights and Democracy Report

The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issuued the following update on human rights and democracy in Iraq: We remain concerned by the deteriorating security situation in Iraq and the increasing frequency of coordinated attacks. According to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, almost 3,000 people were killed in acts of terrorism between July […]

UK/Kurdistan Relations: A Deepening Commitment

By Hugh Evans, United Kingdom's Consul General in Erbil. The UK is proud of the close friendship it has forged with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in recent decades. Today, our bilateral relationship encompasses strong political, commercial, educational, cultural and governance ties. As the people of Kurdistan go to the polls this weekend to elect […]

New UK Trade Mission to Erbil

The UK's Middle East Association (MEA), in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), will be leading a trade delegation to Iraqi Kurdistan this September (22nd-27th) to coincide with the ninth Erbil International Trade Fair, Iraq’s largest general trade exhibition. Mission participants will have the opportunity to exhibit at […]