On October 22 - 25, 2003, Ukrainian business
delegation visited Spain and took part in the conference titled "The
role of private sector in the development of new Iraq". The
delegation consisted of the representatives of UkrIndustry
Consortium, BC UkrAsiaBuild, NJS Naftogaz Ukrainy, and Interpipe
With the help and support from the Embassy of Ukraine in Spain
it was possible to secure the participation of Ukrainian companies
in the reconstruction of Iraq, and effectively conduct the
conference. Ministers of Iraq, Spain, and other countries, as well
as other prominent figures took part in the conference.
Representatives of Ukrainian companies also took part in the
conference of the donor countries, and conducted series of meetings
with Iraq government officials.
The main topic of the conference was the investment opportunities
in Iraq. Special notes were taken about the recent positive changes,
economic and legislation reforms, enabling successful organization
and completion of various projects.
Representatives of Ukrainian companies prepared a number of
proposals, concerning the use of Ukrainian resources and
capabilities in reviving Iraq's infrastructure (supplying pipes of
various diameters, constructing pipelines, constructing and
reconstructing airdromes, seaports, renovating and optimizing new
and existing wells).