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Kurdistan Region Invests in Tourism

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Region's Tourism Board has announced plans to develop 53 tourist sites in the region, including the Bekhal Resort. Designs for some of the sites have already been completed, according to a report from AKnews. Mawlawi Jabar, Head of the board, said that companies from Lebanon and Austria are undertaking the […]

Chevron "Buying 2 Kurdistan Blocks from Reliance"

By John Lee. Two oil executives in the Kurdistan Region have told Reuters that Chevron is purchasing 80 percent of the Sarta and Rovi blocks from India's Reliance Industries. Austria's OMV holds the other 20 percent interest in Sarta/Rovi. Chevron reportedly declined to comment on Wednesday, saying that it continued to be interested in pursuing […]

New KRG Representation Opens in Vienna

The Kurdistan Regional Government's Head of Foreign Relations officially opened a new Representation Office in Vienna on Saturday, making it the 13th KRG representation office abroad. At the same time, Austria's Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister announced that Austria also plans to open a representation office in Erbil as well. Minister Falah Mustafa opened the […]

Austria to Open Trade Office in Iraqi Kurdistan

A trade delegation from Austria, headed by former chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer (pictured), voiced their willingness to open Austria's trade representation in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. According to the report from AKnews, the delegation met with Parliament Speaker Kemal Kirkuki and promised to cooperate in reconstruction and development of Kurdistan through the new consular office. There […]

President Barzani meets Austrian President

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with Austria's President Heinz Fischer on Friday  in Vienna to discuss bilateral relations and mutual cooperation. In a very cordial meeting, President Barzani and President Fischer exchanged views on the current political situation in Iraq and in the Kurdistan Region, and the recent political developments in the Middle East. […]

Former Austrian Chancellor: EU Should Source Energy in Kurdistan

In a recent interview on EU's energy security with World Security Network Foundation (WSN), former Austrian Chancellor Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel (pictured) said that Europe should also diversify sources of energy supply by looking, for instance, to the Kurdish Region of Iraq. Europe is heavily dependent on Russia for its energy supply, especially natural gas, which […]