BGR Group has signed a one-year $600K contract to provide government relations and PR services to Iraq’s Taqadum (Progress) Party.

It also may conduct outreach to Washington officials, NGOs and the US media.

Formed in 2019, the Sunni political group says its mission is to establish a civil and modern state through cultural society change in Iraq, where about 60 percent of its people are Shia Muslims.

BGR’s contract kicked off June 15.

Founding partner Ed Rogers heads BGR’s Taqadum team. International & Trade practice co-heads May Seiden and Lester Munson; I&T principals Mark Tavlarides and Walker Roberts; and PR principal Frank Ahrens round out the group.