US Kurdistan Business Council embarks on historic trade mission to Kurdistan Region of Iraq
- Iraq: Monday, October 15 - 2012 at 10:54
- PRESS RELEASE
The United States Kurdistan Business Council (USKBC) CEO General James Jones (USMC-Ret) is leading the largest ever trade mission of US business people to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The USKBC trade mission is in partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce.
"The commercial opportunities in Kurdistan are enormous," General Jones said. "The USKBC trade mission will seek to capture those chances in this promising emerging market," he added.
During the mission, the USKBC will also sponsor a business seminar in Erbil entitled "US Business in Kurdistan," at which US Government and KRG officials as well as leading business people will speak. In addition, the USKBC will exhibit at the Erbil International Fair, the largest general trade fair organized in Iraq.
The mission will conclude with a reception hosted by the USKBC for the broader government and business communities of the United States and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
"My government is very excited to welcome the USKBC delegation to Kurdistan," Qubad Talabani, the KRG Minister for Coordination and Follow Up, said. "We want to continue to strengthen ties between the Kurdish and American private sectors and are proud to support the growing US business community in Kurdistan," he added.
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