Remarks of Howar Ziad, Ambassador of Iraq to Canada, to the Fraser Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Thursday, September 18, 2008.
“How then should Canadian companies react to the important changes in Iraq? My view is that Iraq is an important opportunity that you should not miss. I fully understand continuing concerns about security and some of the continuing logistical difficulties involved in doing business in Iraq. Nonetheless, it would be a shame if Canadian firms were to miss out on this important market and all that it promises. The best strategy is for foreign companies to enter the safe, quiet zones of Iraq that have been largely untouched by recent conflict. After establishing their presence there, these companies can then start to expand their operations in other parts of Iraq.”

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