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For the first time the delegation of the Chamber of Commerce of Iraqi Kurdistan visited Abkhazia

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For the first time the delegation of the Chamber of Commerce of Iraqi Kurdistan visited Abkhazia
A meeting of delegates with representatives of state and private organizations in spheres of tourism, agriculture, business and investment of Abkhazia was held in Sukhum.

Sukhum. July 9. Apsnypress. A meeting of representatives of the Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Abkhazia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Assembly of Parliament, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Administration of Sukhum, Investment Agency  and the business community of Abkhazia with delegation of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Iraqi Kurdistan, under the leadership of President of the Federation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Iraqi Kurdistan Dara Jalil al-Hayat was held in the conference hall of the Atrium-Victoria Hotel in Sukhum.
 
 According to Dara Jalil al-Hayat, the bilateral meeting was a response to the visit of the RA Chamber of Commerce in Iraqi Kurdistan, the purpose of the delegation’s work was to familiarize with the investment potential of Abkhazia, discuss topical issues of cooperation, strengthen friendly and trade-economic relations between the two countries.
 
 Speaking about the investment climate in Iraqi Kurdistan, the head of the delegation noted: “In Iraqi Kurdistan oil production, the agrarian industry, production of building materials (marble, cement), domestic tourism are developed. The population is 5 million people. However, products are produced by 40 million people. Today Kurdistan produces from 30 to 40 million tons of cement, more than 20 foreign companies produce oil and gas. Everything that is produced in Kurdistan is in demand all over Iraq, where 36 million people live. Kurdistan is one of the most important tourist destinations for domestic tourism in Iraq. All year round, more than 2 million Iraqis come to rest in Kurdistan. Iraq encourages foreign investment. A foreign investor is exempt from paying taxes for 10 years. Many Kurdish investors successfully work in Azerbaijan and Turkey. ”
 
 For her part, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Abkhazia Tamila Mertskhulava told about the history of cooperation between the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the two countries: “Cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce of Iraqi Kurdistan began in 2015, when a delegation of the Chamber of Commerce of Abkhazia arrived in Kurdistan's capital Arbi. We remember with great warmth the good reception extended to our delegation. During the visit, a number of productive meetings with representatives of state and private organizations took place, and most importantly, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between our organizations. ”
 
The program of the visit of delegation of the Chamber of Commerce of Iraqi Kurdistan also includes - laying flowers in the Park of Glory at the Memorial to the people of Abkhazia who fell in the War,on July 10 - meeting with Prime Minister of Abkhazia, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Deputy Minister of Economy; July 11 - visiting Abkhaz enterprises; July 12 - tours of the sights of the country.

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