Tag Archives | Azerbaijan

Turkish Exports to Iraq Up 16.4%

By John Lee. Exports from Turkiye (Turkey) to Iraq reportedly increased by 16.4 percent in 2022. According to data issued by the Turkish Exporters Association (TIM), Turkiye sold goods and services valued at $10.4 billion to Iraq during the year, up from $9.0 billion the year before. Meanwhile, Turkish projects in Iraq were valued at […]

Iraqi Drilling Company signs Partnership Contract with SOCAR

By John Lee. The Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) has signed a partnership contract with SOCAR, the the state-owned oil and gas company of Azerbaijan, for drilling and oil-field services. The Director General of the company, Bassim Abdul Karim, said that the contract involves collaboration in the field of drilling and reclamation of oil wells, noting […]

Iraqi Drilling Company visits SOCAR AQS

By John Lee. The General Director of Azerbaijan-based oil services company SOCAR AQS, Samir Mollayev, met with a delegation led by General Director of Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC), Basim Abdulkareem, on Tuesday. At the meeting held in Socar's Baku office, he informed the guests about the development of the oil and gas industry in Azerbaijan, […]

Iraq discusses Oil Cooperation with Azerbaijan

By John Lee. Iraq's Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail has visited Azerbaijan to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the field of oil and gas. Azerbaijan's Minister of Energy, Parviz Shahbazov, said it would be possible to supply Iraqi crude oil and oil products to the world market via SOCAR, the state-owned oil and […]

KRG efforts to Simplify Access to Govt Services

Key Ministers and officials from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) alongside representatives of the private sector, civil society, labour unions, the international community, donors and development agencies convened at a high-level conference yesterday in Erbil on E-Governance and Public Service Centres. The Ministry of Interior of the KR-I organized the conference under the auspices […]

IMF Reviews Progress in Iraq

The Iraqi authorities and the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held discussions in Baku, Azerbaijan from January 15–19, 2017 ahead of the second review of Iraq’s 36-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) that the IMF Executive Board approved on July 7, 2016 ( See Press Release No. 16/321). The first review under the SBA was […]

Southern Gas Corridor is Open for Iraq

By John Lee. Azerbaijan's foreign minister, Elmar Mammadyarov (pictured), has said that the Southern Gas Corridor project is open for Iraq to transport its gas to the European markets. Addressing a news conference, he said: "It's a huge project ... and it's open if Iraq is also interested in delivering their own natural gas. "The […]

Azerbaijan Embassy "This Year"; New Flights

By John Lee. Azerbaijan is expected to open an embassy in Iraq by the end of the year. According to a report from Trend, the Iraqi ambassador to Azerbaijan, Heydar al-Barrak, told journalists that the process will take time, but he hopes to meet that schedule. He added that issues regarding the open of direct […]

Iraq May Use Azerspace Services

The Iraqi State Minister for Provinces' Affairs, Torurhan Mudhir Hassan al-Mufti, has reportedly said that Iraq is interested in using the services of Azerbaijan's Azerspace satellite. APA quotes the Minister as saying: “Our country is ... interested in Azerbaijan’s ICT projects. For example, Iraq is developing [a] project [to launch a] national satellite. However, this […]

Iraq "Wants to Import Food from Azerbaijan"

By John Lee. APA reports that Iraq is interested in importing agricultural products from Azerbaijan. At the first meeting of Azerbaijan-Iraq Intergovernmental Commission, a representative of Iraq’s Agriculture Ministry said there is a need for citrus fruits, fish, meat and other products in Iraq. A senior advisor at Azerbaijan's Agriculture Ministry offered to export fruit, vegetable, […]

Iraq-Azerbaijan Meeting in Baku

By John Lee. The next meeting of the Iraq-Azerbaijan Intergovernmental Commission has been fixed for 3-4 December in Baku. APA reports that the Commission is headed by the ministers of communications and information technologies of the two countries, Turkhan Mufti and Ali Abbasov. At the end of the meeting the sides are expected to sign […]

Iraqi Deputy PM Visits Azerbaijan

Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Rowsch Nouri Shaways, has led an Iraqi delegation to Azerbaijan. The country's Head of State, President Ilham Aliyev, pointed out Iraq and Azerbaijan have great history of bilateral relations, adding that both countries support each other within international organizations. According to a report from Azerbaijan's Trend news agency, […]