In Cooperation with the NIC
The Netherland Embassy in Baghdad Organizes an Expanded Meeting with the Iraqi Private Sector
Under the slogan of “welcome to Netherland … the Country of trade and Investment”
The Dutch – Iraqi Joint Forum was held in Baghdad on the 9th of April 2014 with the attendance of a big number of Iraqi businessmen.
The forum opened with a welcoming speech for Dr. Sami Al- Araji, NIC Chairman through which he affirmed that the relations with the Netherland gets a big interest from the government of Iraq and the NIC as an investment supporting side in Iraq adding that the last three years had witnessed a special cooperation to foster these relations where seven sectors and some big industrial projects (Chemical, Petrochemical, Agricultural, Irrigation and engineering sectors) were chosen to start cooperation through confirming NIC support for the Netherland Embassy efforts of coordination and converging between Dutch companies and the Iraqi private sector.
Al- Araji also referred to the opportunity of holding two conferences with the Dutch companies the first in Iraq and the second in the Netherland in the second half of this year to make a visit for the purpose of having a better idea about the market there and the business volume and investment sectors.
From her side, H.E Janet Sefn, the Ambassador of the Netherland in Baghdad assured that this meeting is a good opportunity to communicate and to present the capacities and sectors available in the Netherland when she started presenting a big number of sectors like (Agriculture and Food stuff, Chemical Industries, Energy, High tech systems, horticulture and biology, and logistic services).
Sefn also referred to the privileges the Netherland provide for investors like the competitive taxing system and the advanced infrastructure and logistics with an innovation incubating environment and a solid man power.
Questions and answers panel was opened for Iraqi businessmen to present all obstacles and difficulties they are facing in their cooperation with the Dutch companies where the Ambassador listened to all and promised to study and attempt to find the suitable solutions.