Fourth Session of the Ukrainian-Iraqi Joint Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation was held in Baghdad
The Ukrainian Party was headed by the Special Representative of Ukraine for the Middle East and Africa Mr. Yevhen Mykytenko, the Iraqi Party – by the Deputy Minister of Industry and Minerals Mr. Adel Karim. The representatives of ministries and other governmental institutions as well as businessmen of Ukraine and Iraq took part in the work of the Commission. Following the Fourth Session the both Parties signed the Agreed Minutes of the Ukrainian-Iraqi Joint Commission.
The Republic of Iraq is an important trade partner of Ukraine in the Middle East. During the 9 months of 2012 the Ukrainian export to Iraq amounted to almost 600 million US dollars.
In Baghdad, the members of the Ukrainian delegation also held meetings and talks with the Minister of Finance of Iraq Mr. Rafi Al-Issawi and the Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Labeed Abbawi, during which the Parties considered the issues of bilateral cooperation as well as the current situation in the world and in the Middle East in particular.