Tag Archives | KRG

7th Annual Erbil International Trade Fair

Kurdistan’s private sector held a press conference on Wednesday to announce the forthcoming 7th annual Erbil International Trade Fair, Iraq’s largest general fair. The trade fair this year, which takes place from 24 to 27 October, will be the largest in terms of size and the number of companies, highlighting the rapid economic growth in […]

Weekly Security Update for 19th October 2011

At least 76 people were killed and 184 injured in nationwide attacks in Iraq last week. This is a rise from the previous week and largely attributable to a series of attacks in Baghdad. A series of bombing and suicide attacks targeting the police in the capital left numerous people dead on 12 October. The […]

Shahristani Retains Hard Line on KRG Oil Contracts

Iraq’s deputy prime minister has said that oil contracts signed by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) must be rewritten, and that recent government payments to international producers in the region in no way validate the contracts, according to a report from Reuters. “The contracts as they stand will have to be presented to the government […]

Italian Minister Leads Delegation at Italian-Kurdistan Forum

Italy’s Minister of Economic Development Paolo Romani this week led a trade delegation representing more than 50 companies to the Kurdistan Region to participate in a high profile business conference. Minister Romani’s visit to Kurdistan was part of a broader trip to Iraq, and was organised to coincide with the Italian-Kurdistan Region Business Forum and […]

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. […]

Poland may Open Representative Office in Kurdistan

Poland’s Ambassador to Iraq Mr Stanislaw Smolen met KRG’s Head of Foreign Relations on Wednesday to discuss establishing a Polish representative office in the Kurdistan Region. Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Head of Foreign Relations, and Ambassador Smolen discussed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that is due to be signed between the […]

Import of 22 Vegetables no Longer Banned

AKnews reports that 22 different types of vegetables are not longer banned from being imported into the Kurdistan Region. The ban had been imposed in May in order to boost local production. The KRG’s Minister for Agriculture, Jamil Suleiman, said, “since the local production of these vegetables has decreased, the banned items are allowed to […]

Australia’s Ambassador Discusses Economic Ties with Kurdistan’s Leaders

Australia’s Ambassador to Iraq Ms Lyndall Sachs visited Erbil this week to exchange views with President Masoud Barzani and Prime Minister Barham Salih on political and economic developments and to discuss increasing economic relations. President Barzani met Ambassador Sachs, who reaffirmed Australia’s full support for a democratic and pluralistic Iraq and commended him on the […]

KRG Representation Attends UK Party Conferences

The Kurdistan Regional Government is for the seventh year running attending the annual conferences of the three main British political parties. This week Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Representative to the UK, attended the Liberal Democrats party conference in Birmingham. The Liberal Democrats have been in government for over a year […]

Students from German Universities Visit Kurdistan

Students from various universities in Germany visited the Kurdistan Region recently as part of a fact finding mission. The visit by 14 students was organised by the Kurdistan Students Union in collaboration with Middle East Excursion (MEE), a project that aims to improve links between the Middle East and the international community, particularly with Germany. […]

Kurdish Students Welcomed at UK Universities

Aiming to play their role in the transformation of Kurdistan into one of the most go-ahead regions of the Middle East, large numbers of students from the Kurdistan Region have been flocking to UK universities, backed by a scholarship programme. The University of Huddersfield has enrolled 30 Kurds – for courses that range from computer […]

Weekly Security Update for 22nd September 2011

Levels of violence rose in Iraq over the past week. Conditions are still quieter than July and June but they have been gradually worsening over the course of September. Last week saw a series of brutal attacks, mainly in the central region, affecting Baghdad and the provinces of Anbar and Babil. Mosul in the north […]