Meeting with Delegation from the Baghdad Chamber of Commerce
28 September 2023, Vienna – Austria
On 28 September 2023, AACC Secretary General Eng. Mouddar Khouja received a delegation of the Baghdad Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s premises in Vienna upon the kind coordination with the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Vienna.
The delegation was headed by Mr. Ali Jawad Kadhim Almukhtar, Member of the Board of Directors of Baghdad Chamber of Commerce (BCC), and comprised of several Iraqi entrepreneurs that are members of the Baghdad chamber, including Mr. Amer Abdulrahman Ali, Mr. Hameed Rashid Saeed, Mr. Mohammed Khazaim, and Mr. Tahir Almamouri. Ms. Manar Abed, Second Secretary at the Iraqi embassy in Vienna, was also present at the meeting.
After a warm welcome to all delegates, SG Khouja presented the AACC’s history and portfolio and shared informed about the present economic situation of Austria and recent developments on national and EU level, including economic information about Austria and the Arab countries in general, and most interesting sectors for partnerships and businesses in Iraq as Austria’s second largest Arab trade partner. He also outlined the recent visit of Austria’s Foreign Minister Dr. Alexander Schallenberg to Iraq, resulting in the invitation for an official visit of the Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani to Austria soon, as another proof of mutual interest in economical cooperations between the two countries.
Mr. Ali Almukhtar, on his turn, also gave a brief on the Baghdad Chamber of Commerce and its work and activities.
Mr. Samuel Krupensky from Kruner Industries GmbH, a new member company of AACC, joined the meeting online and presented his innovative proprietary binder technology, developed to replace cement and create a concrete-like substance for further use in various building and construction industries.
By the end of the meeting, Mr. Ali Jawad Kadhim Almukhtar honoured Secretary General Khouja with a beautiful gift box from the Baghdad Chamber of Commerce.
Two days before that meeting, on 26 September 2023, Secretary General Mr. Mouddar Khouja was exclusively invited by the Vienna Economic Chamber, represented by its Deputy Director Dr. Alexander Biach and his team, to meet the Baghdad Chamber Delegation at its premises “House of Economy” (Haus der Wirtschaft), where the Secretary General facilitated the meeting with his inputs and multilingual support in Arabic, German and English.
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