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The Iraq Dialogue

Fostering Growth in Iraq's Oil & Gas Sector

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Forward-thinking companies know that even in the face of current challenges, Iraq presents huge commercial prospects. In 2016, U.S. exports to Iraq totaled: $1,268,733,090, and Iraq’s Oil/Gas imports to the U.S. reached: $5,896,314,212, accounting for 98.8% of the country’s imports. The needs of the population, combined with vast natural resources, create many opportunities for builders, suppliers, transporters and manufacturers, providing a fertile landscape for U.S. businesses to explore new relationships, build new operations and develop mutually beneficial business connections.

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, The Iraq Dialogue featured special addresses and a panel discussion by:

  • U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, The Honorable Douglas A. Silliman
  • Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the the U.S, His Excellency Fareed Yasseen
  • Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister of Iraq’s Office,  Dr. Naufel Alhassan
  • His Excellency Hamed Al Zobaie, Deputy Minister for Natural Gas Affairs.  

Moderated by John Brantley, Partner at Bracewell LLP and Bilateral Chamber Advisory Board Member, this interactive panel discussion provided insight into the current opportunities in Iraq’s oil and gas sector. The distinguished panelists addressed topics ranging from security priorities and bureaucratic reformation, to the creation of teams to facilitate solutions for U.S. businesses envisioning work in Iraq, and the push towards a transparent, unified, and corruption-free Iraq.

In addition to offering an overview of the changes and solutions Iraq has been working towards, Dr. Alhassan and Deputy Minister. Al Zobaie stated their objectives to produce 6 million barrels a day and build five new refineries. The panelists all asserted their optimism toward the future of a restored and reunited Iraq.

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