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Tribute to be paid to Business Platform Iraq supported by the Federal Foreign Office

17.02.2010 - Press release

The independent website wirtschaftsplattform Irak financed by the Federal Foreign Office will tomorrow (18 February) be designated a Landmark in the Land of Ideas 2010 as part of the Germany – Land of Ideas initiative.

The wirtschaftsplattform Irak is designed by the Berlin-based non-profit-making society “Media in Cooperation and Transition” (MICT). Since its web launch in May 2009, the platform has provided up-to-date information on economic and social development in Iraq and tips on potential involvement and dates for German businesses. The information stretches from the legal regulations in the country to regional partners. The wirtschaftsplattform Irak is thus to bolster the country’s reconstruction.

The award ceremony is to be held tomorrow (18 February) in Berlin.

With Federal Foreign Office support, MICT also operates a website offering independent political information on Iraq http://www.niqash.org

The two initiatives feed into the Federal Government’s broad-based efforts to help Iraq on the road to political stabilization and with reconstruction.

You can find out more about the project and the ceremony at http://www.wp-irak.de

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