Kuwaiti Trade Minister arrives in Iraq to discuss establishment of free trade zone

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Economy News _ Baghdad

The Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Services of Kuwait arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday heading an official delegation on a two-day visit to discuss the establishment of a free trade zone and the signing of an agreement.
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce said in a press statement read by “Economy News” that the Minister Khalid Al-Roudhan will meet during his visit to Iraqi President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Parliament Speaker Mohamed Halbusi.
It will also hold an open meeting with several Iraqi bodies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Transport, Industry and Minerals, the Central Bank of Iraq, the General Authority for Border Ports, the National Investment Authority, the Fund for the Reconstruction of the Affected Areas and the General Administration of Customs.
Al-Roudhan will meet with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed Al-Ani and will hold a meeting with the Union of Chambers, the Federation of Industries, the Federation of Businessmen, the National Business Council and the Economic Council to discuss means of developing trade relations between the two countries.
The minister is accompanied by an official delegation comprising representatives of several governmental bodies including the Public Authority for Industry, the Direct Investment Promotion Authority, the Competition Protection Authority, the Kuwait Ports Corporation, the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The delegation also includes representatives from the World Bank, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the General Authority for Investment, the Kuwait Fund for Development, the General Administration of Ports, the General Authority for Roads and Land Transport, and the Silk Development Agency.


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