Tag Archives | Northern Ireland

NI Firm Wins First Business in Kurdistan

Northern Ireland-based Lignum Interiors, a joinery business specialising in bespoke furniture particularly for high-end hotels, has recently secured a six figure contract in Northern Iraq. The company is fitting out a luxury apartment complex in Northern Iraq and secured the deal with advice and networking assistance from Invest Northern Ireland. This support helped the company […]

N. Ireland Man Fined for Iraq Scam

By John Lee. A Northern-Irish businessman, who was jailed for stealing more than £500,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been ordered to repay £113,472 or serve a further three years in prison. The man had claimed to be building water purification plants in Basra and Mosul, but didn’t have the funds to pay for the […]

KRG and Northern Ireland to Broaden Cooperation

A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government visited Northern Ireland this week to take forward an agreement that forges cooperation in several sectors between Kurdistan and Northern Ireland. The delegation, led by Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, was hosted in Enniskillen by Arlene Foster, the Northern Ireland Minister of Enterprise, […]

Cooperation Between Kurdistan and Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland companies are being encouraged to take advantage of a bonanza of economic opportunities in the Middle East. Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster was speaking as she welcomed His Excellency Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to Northern Ireland, on a two-day trade and investment visit organised by Invest NI. Minister Foster […]

Kurdistan and Northern Ireland sign MoU to Strengthen Relations

By John Lee. Northern Ireland's Enterprise Minister, Arlene Foster (pictured), has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kurdistan Regional Government, which will strengthen trade links and define areas of co-operation between the two regions. The MOU is the result of the Minister’s visit to Kurdistan in October 2011 when she met with […]

Kurdistan's President Meets Northern Ireland Minister

President Barzani today received Mrs Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment to discuss opportunities for business and trade cooperation between the Kurdistan Region and Northern Ireland. Minister Foster who is heading a business delegation from Northern Ireland said she and her business delegation are very pleased with their visit to Erbil, […]

Kurdistan and Northern Ireland Seek to Increase Trade

Closer trade and political ties were forged this week between Kurdistan and Northern Ireland during a visit to Belfast by a Kurdish business delegation led by two ministers. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Trade and Industry Minister Sinan Celebi, Municipalities and Tourism Minister Samir Abdullah and several KRG officials met with Northern Ireland's Enterprise, Trade and […]

Northern Ireland Trade Mission to Iraqi Kurdistan

A 22-strong delegation representing 17 Northern Irish companies arrived in Erbil on Sunday on the first Invest Northern Ireland organised trade mission to Kurdistan. The companies, drawn from a broad range of local industries, will be meeting potential customers and community leaders in Kurdistan’s key business centre of Erbil during the week-long mission. The trade […]

Kurdistan Forges Links with Northern Ireland

The Kurdistan Regional Government UK Representative yesterday and today in Belfast met Trade Minister Arlene Foster, politicians and the private sector to forge closer ties with Northern Ireland. On her first visit to Northern Ireland, Ms Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman met the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment at Parliament Buildings. Mrs Foster said, “I […]