Announced the British embassy in Baghdad for the start of the Council trade ministerial British Iraqi.

embassy said in a statement received / JD / copy of it: a British minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari first meeting of the Board of Trade Ministerial common between Britain and Iraq.

attended the Council meeting as well as Rose Nuri Shaways, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, and Saleh al-Mutlaq, Deputy Prime Minister for Services Affairs in addition to Baroness Nicholson, who heads the Iraqi Business Council British

said Bert during the opening of the Council’s work, saying, “It’s a great initiative and I’m excited Because be here in Baghdad today with a number of British companies and an excellent selection of our Iraqi colleagues in order to make significant progress towards achieving our ambitions trade and economic joint. that Iraq has growth potential is enormous.

At the same time, the British companies have the skills and experience on a global level in a situation well positioned to contribute to be called Iraq potential inherent. and about to meet key figures and organizations necessary to identify opportunities in the areas of trade and investment and to identify ways in which they can find solutions to the obstacles that stand in the way of British companies, which prevent them from exploiting most of those opportunities that in the interest of both the British economy and Iraqi alike. Baroness Nicholson also spoke during the occasion, saying, “I’m very excited for this new initiative and I congratulate the British ambassador for his role in the creation of this new Council. We have made a great start and I hope that the Iraqi Business Council plays a key role in the British make this initiative a success. Mr. Burt is the third senior British official to visit Iraq since 2003 as part of a program of visits intended to promote British-Iraqi relations in many areas. During his visit, Mr. Burt will meet senior Iraqi leaders to discuss the recent political developments, will also meet with its scholars Iraqis who returned from studying in the UK within the program Chevening Scholarship “.