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Biggest Ever UK Trade Mission to Iraq

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) Executive Chairman, Baroness Nicholson has announced the biggest ever trade mission to Iraq. In a push to boost UK business in Iraq UKTI and the IBBC will take 100 UK companies to Baghdad, Basrah and Erbil in mid-June. The mission will be led by David Willetts, Minister of Universities […]

Biggest Ever British Trade Mission to Iraq

The Executive Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), Baroness Nicholson (pictured), has announced the biggest ever British trade mission to Iraq. In a massive push to boost UK business in Iraq the IBBC will take a 100 companies to Baghdad, Basrah and Erbil in mid-June. A senior UK government minister will co-lead the […]

Ministers to Attend UK Iraq Conference

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced its third Mansion House Iraq Day conference, which will be attended by UK Energy Minister, Michael Fallon; UK Foreign Minister, Alastair Burt; Iraq’s Communications Minister, Torhan al-Mufti; and, Deputy Social Affairs Minister, Dara Reshid Yara. Other speakers include Brian Redford, Regional Director, UK Borders Agency (UKBA), and […]

New Baghdad-London Flights Massive Boost to UK Business

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has welcomed the resumption of direct flights between Baghdad and London after more than 20 years — the first Iraqi Airways plane will land this evening (March 5th 2013) at Gatwick Airport. Baroness Nicholson, Executive Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council, said: “This is terrific news. There are […]

BBC Special on Iraq

BBC’s Kirsty Wark presented a special edition of the Newsnight programme looking at how Iraq and the world changed following the war ten years ago. It includes contributions from former Prime Minister, Tony Blair; former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix; and Chair of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), Baroness Nicholson. The program can be […]

IBBC Signs Pact with Basra

At a ceremony in Basrah on Thursday (21st) the Iraq Britain Business Council Executive Chairman Baroness Nicholson signed a memorandum of understanding with the Governor of Basrah Dr Khalaf A Khalaf, signalling a new era of close co-operation. Dr Khalaf said the agreement meant: “Basrah regards the IBBC as the door to the UK.” Meanwhile […]

Lord Green Visits IBBC’s Basra Office

The United Kingdom’s Trade Minister Lord Green met with local business leaders, British company executives, as well as the Iraq Britain Business Council representatives in Basrah today (23rd). The hour long meeting focussed on the security environment in Basrah and business opportunities for British companies in the region. Executives from IBBC member firms Mott Macdonald […]

Tony Blair on the Future of Iraq

The following is the text of a speech to be delivered this morning by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is addressing the Iraq Britain Business Council’s 4th London Conference on the theme: “Iraq: The Road To Success?” This conference I know is one of several taking place that highlight the economic opportunity Iraq […]

UK to Close Basra Consulate

The United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague (pictured), has announced the closure of the British consulate in Basra. In a statement to the House of Commons this morning, he explained the decision as follows: “Because of the improving security situation, it is now easier and safer for staff to […]