|Baghdad (news) .. said Nawfal Abualhun Hassan commercial attache at the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington that the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his accompanying delegation will participate in the seminar will be held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and attended by more than 250 heads and representatives of American companies and the world working in various sectors , in addition to a group of Iraqi businessmen.Hassan said in a statement received (for the Agency news) on Sunday: that al-Maliki will meet with World Bank President and Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, and will the Minister of Trade, Dr. Khairallah good with a group of members of the visiting delegation in the session dedicated to inform U.S. companies on trade and investment opportunities of the many in the Iraq, especially in areas supervised by the Ministry. He added that the delegation will attend a range of activities and meetings that contribute to strengthening the commercial aspects, economic and investment relations between the two countries and discuss ways to increase the participation of companies in the business and investment in Iraq. It is worth mentioning that the terms of trade between the two countries have witnessed a marked increase in the last five years, with total exports and imports between the two countries about $ 75 billion at a rate of $ 15 billion annually.
On the other hand said Novell commercial attache Hasan that the registration rates of U.S. companies in Iraq have increased during the past two years. Has completed a commercial attaché in Washington, about 10 000 commercial transaction for U.S. companies over the past three years. More than 80 companies and an American institution had participated last month in the first official U.S. pavilion at the 38th session of the Baghdad International Fair.