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Safety in Kurdistan

As an Iraq security analyst I often find that I am writing at length about violence, pain and causes for concern. However, for this blog entry I would like to make what I hope is a welcome exception. I regularly write about how violence has escalated in the north of Iraq, usually in relation to […]

UK Minister Clarifies Iraq Aid Commitment

British Minister of State Alan Duncan visited Iraq last week. He met with Government of Iraq and international partners to discuss the future of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) Iraq programme, how oil and gas revenues could help to provide basic services to the Iraqi people and what the Iraqi government could do […]

Unrest in Kurdistan 'Will Not Affect UK Investment'

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Britain, said on Friday that the unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan would not affect British companies intending to invest in Kurdistan. Ms Rahman was accompanying a delegation of British businesses to the region, the ninth such group to visit. They have met with […]

British Trade Delegation Arrives in Erbil

A delegation of 13 businessmen, traders and investors from the United Kingdom has reportedly arrived in Erbil today, on a trip to study economic conditions in the region. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman (pictured) told AKnews that, "the British delegation aims to invest and participate in the reconstruction campaign in the region". (Source: AKnews)

UK 'to Issue 2-Yr Visas' for Kurdistan Businessmen

The spokesman for the Kurdistan Region’s investors said the UK government is planning to issue two-year visas for businessmen from Iraqi Kurdistan, adding that the British government also seeks to open a branch of its banks in the Region as well as introducing assurance [insurance] and consultancy companies. According to the report from AKnews, the […]

UK to Upgrade Erbil Office to Full Consulate

President Masoud Barzani met Britain’s Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt and his delegation, which included British Ambassador to Iraq John Jenkins and British Consul General to Erbil Chris Bowers. Mr Burt informed the President that his government will upgrade the current UK Embassy Office in Erbil to a full consulate general, […]