I have joined KRG Prime Minister Barham Salih, and other key Federal and Regional Government officials in London for a trade and investment conference sponsored by the Kurdistan Regional Government and UK Trade and Investment.
During the conference, foreign companies, governments, economists and industry analysts will have the chance to meet with KRG leadership, chambers of commerce, and major firms from the Region.
Prime Minister Salih, along with the KRG Ministers for Natural Resources, Trade and Industry, Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Interior and Agriculture and Water Resources, will speak at the event chaired by my counterpart in London, KRG Representative to the U.K., Ms. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman. The KRG Head of the Investment Board and Head of Foreign Relations and will also attend, as will the Chairman of Iraq’s National Investment Commission and other officials from the Federal Government.
Conferences like these allow foreign companies to discover the Region’s rich potential and learn about unique investment opportunities. Already, the Kurdistan Region is booming with involvement from numerous international brands, such as Coca Cola, Pepsi, Mercedes Benz, Ford and Land Rover. Foreign investment has been a key driver to the Kurdistan Region’s economy, and we are committed to increasing the number of foreign firms successfully doing business in the area.