CG Hicks Visits AmChamKurdistan in Erbil

Counsel General Irvin Hicks joined members from the American Chamber of Commerce Kurdistan to discuss the business environment in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and opportunities to expand U.S.-IKR trade and investment. CG was impressed by the energy of that important advocacy organization, and thanked President Dori F. Abouzeid and all AmChamKurdistan members.

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Ambassador Romanowski Meets with Ministry of Oil Minister Ihsan Ismael

Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski met with Ministry of Oil Minister Ihsan Ismael on June 10 to discuss ways to strengthen the U.S.-Iraq energy relationship and boost U.S. investment in Iraq. Ambassador Romanowski reiterated U.S. commitment to a stable, prosperous, democratic, and unified Iraq.

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U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew H. Tueller was delighted to participate in the opening of Cold Stone Creamery

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew H. Tueller was delighted to participate in the opening of Cold Stone Creamery on January 14. Companies like Cold Stone Creamery contribute immensely to the Iraqi economy and the growing U.S.-Iraq business ties. The United States is committed to supporting increased economic investment by U.S. companies to bring jobs, innovative …

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Consul General Visits Faysh Khabur and Ibrahim Khalil Border Complex in the IKR

Consul General Rob Waller visited the border crossing at Faysh Khabur, where he was shown around by Border Crossing Director Shawkat Berbehary. From there, the group traveled to the Ibrahim Khalil border complex, where Consul General Waller toured the impressive food and product safety laboratories that insure the quality of imported goods. Streamlining import procedures …

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Meets with Iraqi Leaders

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with Iraqi leaders, including Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi, yesterday to discuss improving economic ties between our two countries and working together toward greater energy independence for Iraq. This was the first cabinet-level visit from the United States to meet with the Prime Minister and the meeting underscored …

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Ambassador Silliman hosts a trade mission from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Yesterday, Ambassador Silliman hosted a trade mission from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce representing more than 50 U.S. companies. These companies are looking to introduce high quality American products and services to the Iraqi market, advance technology to kick-start economic growth, and to develop partnerships with local companies during their meetings in Baghdad this week. …

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Ambassador Silliman addressing today’s U.S. Trade Opportunities

Ambassador Silliman addressing today’s U.S. Trade Opportunities Breakfast: “The American private sector has innovative capabilities, access to finance, and strategic vision. It can play a critical role in improving Iraq’s economy and creating the private sector jobs Iraq urgently needs. . . . Our companies can help expand access to electricity, upgrade transportation networks, improve …

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Ambassador Silliman Encourages U.S. Businesses to Visit Iraq

Last week, Ambassador Silliman and members of his Economic Team joined in on a call with U.S. businesses to answer questions and encourage their participation in an upcoming visit to Iraq in December. The trip will provide a great opportunity for U.S. businesses to gain a better understanding of the commercial and investment opportunities across …

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Ambassador Silliman at the Iraq Energy Forum 2017

On April 2, Ambassador Silliman spoke at the Iraq Energy Forum 2017, where he emphasized the importance of energy to the rebuilding and stabilization of Iraq and the need for reform in confronting Iraq’s economic and energy challenges. He also raised the need to eliminate corruption, diversify the economy and develop a holistic and integrated …

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