Trade links with Kurdistan (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1105
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many business contacts were made during your recent trip?

Answer

Answer for Trade links with Kurdistan (1)

Answer for Trade links with Kurdistan (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Over two days I met with more than 60 representatives from Kurdish and British businesses, including opening doors to export opportunities for the newly formed British Business Group.

London is the conduit for so much UK engagement with Kurdistan Region, as well as Iraq more generally (Iraq is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's fastest growing emerging power economy). I was able to bang the drum for the capital as the trade and investment partner of choice at a high-level forum on the UK-Kurdistan Region partnership.