Business Secretary Lord Mandelson is leading the first British business delegation to Iraq in over 20 years.
Representatives from 23 companies are accompanying the business secretary on a one-day trip to Baghdad and Basra. The group will meet Iraqi government ministers to discuss how they can contribute to the economic reconstruction of the country…
Lord Mandelson stressed that the reconstruction of Iraq continued to be a good business opportunity.
“British business and expertise can play an important role in the development of the Iraq economy,” he said.
- BBC News
Just like they did in its destruction.
The choice of the Business Secretary to head the trade trip should be a fascinating test of diplomatic relations with the new Iraqi administration, given that Islamist preachers in Britain want Mandelson to be stoned for his homosexuality.