Iraq’s Prime Minister, Nouri Al Malki, was the special guest on the first day of the IBBC’s six-day UK trade mission to Iraq.
Mr Al Maliki officially opened the event, which was held at Baghdad’s Al Rasheed Hotel on Monday (November 18th).
The event, jointly organised with United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the National Investment Commission of Iraq, was attended by 52 senior business executives and education managers from Britain. They were joined by more than 100 of their Iraqi counterparts.
The six-day mission, designed to expand and grow the UK’s trade with the oil-rich nation, features conferences, networking opportunities, and site visits, not just in Baghdad but Erbil as well.
Mr Maliki standing alongside the IBBC’s Executive Chairman, Baroness Nicholson, Mark Bryson-Richardson, the Deputy Head of the UK Mission in Baghdad, and Dr Sami Al-Araji, the Chairman of the National Investment Commission in Iraq.