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Spain and Kurdistan Chambers of Commerce hold joint conference in Madrid

A delegation of leading businessmen from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, led by the President of Kurdistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dara Jalil Khayat, participated in a conference held at Spain’s Chamber of Commerce geared toward fostering business ties between Spain and the Kurdistan Region.

The conference was organised by Leading Brands of Spain Forum who came up with the initiative as a platform to introduce key business persons from both countries. The delegation was made up of sixty leading businessmen from Kurdistan and Iraq who were in search of establishing areas of mutual collaboration with their Spanish counterparts. The companies that participated were from a variety of sectors including construction, oil & gas, building materials, real estate, tourism, & health.

The conference was inaugurated by Jose Luis Bonet, the President of Spain’s Chamber of Commerce and his Kurdish counterpart, Dara Jalil Khayat. Both expressed their willingness to work together in order to promote economic opportunities and areas of collaboration between the Spanish and Kurdish private sectors.

The KRG Representative to Spain, Daban Shadala, was also at the event and praised the initiative aimed at establishing private sector ties between Spain and Kurdistan. The delegation have now left to Barcelona where they will participate in a conference of the same kind, followed by Valencia before heading back to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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