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Foreign Minister Affirms the Need to Continue French Support for Iraq within the Framework of Global Coalition to Prevent the Resurgence of Terrorist Groups

The Ministers also discussed mechanisms for bilateral cooperation on the political, security, economic, and cultural levels, as well as the entry of French companies to contribute to the reconstruction.

Minister Fuad Hussein expressed his appreciation for the visit of the French President to Baghdad, stressing that it gave an important impetus to advance the development of bilateral relations, which The Minister renewed the call to the French side to continue effective French security and military cooperation within the framework of the international coalition to fight the terrorist... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Sep 18, 2020 Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Foreign Minister: We are Trying to Make Clear to Neighbouring Countries that We Want to Establish Balanced Relations … We Ask Neighbouring Countries to Respect the Sovereignty of Iraq and not to Interfere in its Affairs … Iraq is a Promising Country and h

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein during his visit to Brussels, which is the second round of his official tour to European countries, stated that Iraq is a promising country and has the future, adding that “We are trying to make clear to neighboring countries that we want to establish balanced relations … We ask neighboring countries to respect the sovereignty of Iraq, and not to interfere in its affairs.”

This came during the hosting of the Minister by the European Press Club in the Belgian capital, Brussels.

Thu, Sep 17, 2020 Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets with US Ambassador to Baghdad

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with the US Ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Matthew Tueller.

The two sides discussed ways to improve the prospects of bilateral and strategic relations between Baghdad and Washington, and the importance of activating means of bilateral cooperation in order to achieve the interests of both friendly countries.

The two sides discussed the results of the visit of the Prime Minister and his accompanying delegation to Washington and stressed the importance to continue to achieve an effective partnership characterized by respect for the sovereignty of... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Sep 7, 2020 Mon, Sep 7, 2020

The Foreign Minister Arrives to Washington on Head of Government Delegation

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein arrived in Washington at the head of the negotiating delegation to hold a round of strategic dialogue on Wednesday, between Iraq and the United States of America.
The Iraqi delegation in this negotiating round will be headed by Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein, and the US delegation will be headed by Secretary of State Mr. Michael Pompeo.
This round of negotiations comes as a preparation to the dialogue that Prime Minister Mr. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi will lead from the Iraqi side with the US side led by US President Donald Trump.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Aug 17, 2020 Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Iraq, Mr. Fatih Yildiz on the background of the continuing violations of the Turkish army,and recent drone bombing that struck the Sidakan area in the Erbil governorate in Kurdistan, and the martyrdom of two officers and an Iraqi army soldier.

The letter was delivered by the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry Ambassador Abdul Karim Hashim to the Turkish ambassador, in which it held the latter’s government responsible for this sinful attack, and demanded the Turkish side to clarify its circumstances and to... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Aug 13, 2020 Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Press Statement

Iraq is keen to adhere to the agreements and the memorandums of understanding it has with the countries of the world within the framework of exchanging interests and enhancing bilateral cooperation.
Iraq had concluded a consular memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Turkey in 2009, stipulating that the traveler obtain the entry visa at border crossing points without reviewing the relevant embassy or consulate; In order to facilitate the movement of nationals of both countries, the Turkish side suspended work on the content of this memorandum, on its part the Iraqi... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jul 28, 2020 Tue, Jul 28, 2020

An expanded meeting of the Iraqi and Iranian governments' delegations headed by His Excellency the Premier Al-Kadhimi and Jahangiri

The Iraqi and Iranian delegations held in Tehran This day, Tuesday, an expanded meeting headed by His Excellency Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and the first vice-president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Eshaq Jahangiri.
The expanded meeting discussed the files included on the agenda, which dealt with developing the strengthening collaboration in various sectors between the two countries, ways of overcoming obstacles and solving problems that might hinder the progress of joint cooperation.

Prime Minister's Media OfficeTue, Jul 21, 2020 Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Minister Fuad Hussein Receives Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received the Iranian Foreign Minister Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, and the two sides held extensive discussions related to developing relations between the two countries, and ways to advance bilateral cooperation.

Minister Fuad Hussein praised the close historical relations, joint cooperation and unity of visions that bind the two countries, stressing his keenness to enhance and consolidate cooperation with Tehran in various fields in a way that benefits the interests of the two peoples.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jul 19, 2020 Sun, Jul 19, 2020

H.E. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi receives a delegation from the German company Siemens

His Excellency Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received this Thursday, a delegation from the German company Siemens
During the meeting, they discussed the reality of electricity in Iraq, and the plans to develop it, identify the most important problems and obstacles facing this vital sector to reach essential solutions to overcome them.

Prime Minister's Media OfficeThu, Jul 16, 2020 Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf:

Upon the follow-up of Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein, and the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Kuwait, (6) tanks loaded with (150) tons of medical oxygen arrived to Iraq which is the second batch that Iraq purchased.

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Foreign Minister Calls on his German Counterpart to Support the Removal of Iraq from List of High-risk Countries in Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from German Foreign Minister Mr. Heiko Maas. The two Ministers discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and the prospects for promoting them to meet the aspirations of the two friendly peoples.

Minister Fuad Hussein affirmed his keenness to enhance ways of bilateral cooperation with Berlin in various fields.

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

The Foreign Minister Stresses Importance of Maintaining Communication with the Investigation Team for Da’esh Crimes in Respect for Sovereignty and Jurisdiction of the Iraqi Judiciary

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received Mr. Karim Khan the Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigation Team for the accountability for crimes committed by Da’esh.

During the meeting, a number of issues were discussed including, exchanging views on ways to enhance joint cooperation, maintaining contact with the adviser and his team in light of respect for Iraqi sovereignty, and the competence of the Iraqi judiciary to collect evidence to contribute to accountability of those involved, and to uncover and document the crimes of Da’esh.

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Foreign Minister: Iraq has achieved great progress that led in 2019 to be delisted from the global list of International Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for countries with strategic deficiencies in their AML/CFT process

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein stated that “Iraq notes with regret the European Commission proposed revised list of “high risk” countries on money laundering and the financing of terrorism

Adding that “ Iraq has achieved great progress that led in 2019 to be delisted from the global list of International Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for countries with strategic deficiencies in their AML/CFT process”

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

The Foreign Minister Stresses that Stability of the Security Situation in Iraq has a Positive Impact on Whole Region

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with the Japanese Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Naofumi Hashimoto.

The Minister affirmed the depth of the historical relations between the two countries, and the Iraqi government’s efforts to strengthen relations by establishing ways for economic cooperation that benefit both countries, expressing Iraq’s desire to rebuild the economy, and for Japan to have an important role in it.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jun 26, 2020 Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Foreign Minister Affirms that Iraq Seeks to Establish Balanced Relations Based on Principle of Achieving Common Interests

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from his US counterpart Mr. Mike Pompeo on his assumption of office as Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq wishing him success.

The Minister affirmed that Iraq seeks to build balanced relations with all countries of the world, and to adopt the principle of non-interference in internal affairs, respect for the sovereignty of Iraq, achieving common interests, and independence of the Iraqi decision.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jun 16, 2020 Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Affirms Baghdad’s Keenness to Develop Joint Cooperation with Kuwait

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received his Kuwaiti counterpart, Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah at the Ministry’s headquarters in Baghdad.

The two Ministers discussed several issues related to bilateral relations as a result of the steady growth in these relations, Minister Fuad Hussein affirmed Baghdad’s keenness to develop joint cooperation with Kuwait, expressing his aspiration to continue work to advance the distinguished relations between the two countries and develop them at all levels.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 14, 2020 Mon, Jun 15, 2020

Joint Statement by the Governments of the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America

Joint Statement by the Governments of the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Jun 11, 2020 Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf:

The Foreign Minister, Mr. Fuad Hussein, participates in webinar (via closed-circuit television) to discuss the situation of refugees and displaced persons during the pandemic with the participation of Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Pakistan, and a representative of the European Union and the High Commissioner for Refugees and Displaced Persons.

The webinar seeks to answer important questions, including:

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jun 9, 2020 Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein “Investment in the reduction of the global health risks should not be seen as an opportunity for shared profit, we have to work together with a spirit of partnership and shared goals”

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein “Investment in the reduction of the global health risks should not be seen as an opportunity for shared profit, we have to work together with a spirit of partnership and shared goals”

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein delivered the speech of Iraq at the webinar on the situation of refugees and internally displaced persons during the pandemic, and called for coordinating efforts and finding sustainable financing to meet the challenges associated with the Coronavirus regarding the countries hosting refugees and displaced persons, especially in Iraq’s case... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jun 9, 2020 Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Foreign Minister Receives a Phone Call from his Kuwaiti Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah to express congratulations on his assumption of the position of Foreign Minister in the Iraqi government, he also expressed his aspiration to continue distinguished bilateral relations to meet the wishes of the two brotherly peoples, and the importance of raising the prospects of bilateral cooperation in a way that benefits both countries. Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah also invited Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein to visit the State of Kuwait.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Jun 6, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

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