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    Prime Minister Abd Al-Mahdi receives UK International Trade Secretary


    Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received in Baghdad on Monday the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr.  Liam Fox.

    Prime Minister Abd Al-Mahdi thanked Dr. Fox for the UK’s continuing support for Iraq and reiterated that the Iraqi government is focused on promoting economic development and delivering tangible improvements to services and critical infrastructure.

    The Prime Minster added that Iraq values British expertise across a range of vital economic sectors, and welcomes the participation of UK companies and businesses in the reconstruction of Iraq.

    The UK International Trade Secretary reaffirmed his government’s commitment to supporting Iraq,  and announced that the UK is making available an additional £1 billion to support UK exports to Iraq, bringing the total to £2 billion.

    During his visit to Iraq, the UK International Trade Secretary will also meet other senior officials, speak to young Iraqi entrepreneurs, and meet British firms working in the country.

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