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Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Meets with Greek Prime Minister

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with Greek Prime Minister Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Maximos Mansion.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between Baghdad and Athens, and ways to enhance and develop them to serve the interests of the two friendly countries.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Feb 16, 2021 Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Meets with his Bahraini Counterpart, and Affirms that Exiting Conflict Requires More Coordination

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with his counterpart Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and discussed with him the bilateral relations and the importance of mutual support at all levels.

This came on the sidelines of a visit by the Minister to the Greek capital Athens, upon the invitation of his Greek counterpart Mr. Nikos De

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Feb 13, 2021 Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Press Statement/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein arrived in the Egyptian capital Cairo on 6/2/2021 to attend the emergency ministerial meeting of the Arab League, which was called by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Arab Republic of Egypt to discuss developments in the region, and how to deal with the new administration’s policy in Washington, as well as studying and addressing some issues related to the structure and functioning of the League of Arab States.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Feb 8, 2021 Mon, Feb 8, 2021

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Arrives to Tehran

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran Today, Wednesday, February 3, 2021, to discuss a number of joint issues and is scheduled to meet with senior officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran including his counterpart Mr. Muhammad Javad Zarif.

Foreign Ministry Official Spokesperson
Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Feb 3, 2021 Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry appreciates the positions of friendly and brotherly countries, international organisations, as well as the calls and messages that Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received from his counterparts around the world of condolences to the government and people of Iraq following the terrorist attack that targeted the capital, Baghdad, on 21/1/2021, which left tens of martyrs and wounded.

Tue, Jan 26, 2021 Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein gives lecture and stresses the importance of restoring the decision to Baghdad,indicating that foreign policy is a reflection of inside Iraq, and stated the most important challenges and opportunities to achieve balanced dipl

Minister Fuad Hussein also noted that foreign policy is a reflection of the unity of national decisions and positions, calling for a realistic consideration of the challenges facing the country.

Concerning opportunities, the Foreign Minister stated that the Ministry adopts the principle of balance, multiple partnerships, and openness to all parties within the framework of awareness of the constitution and the laws in force, indicating that the principles of good neighborliness, culture, history and others that are stable in Iraq’s relationship with its neighbors are all subject to... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Jan 23, 2021 Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Foreign Minister Mourns the Victims of Terrorist Attack in Baghdad and Expresses Appreciation for Stances of Brotherly and Friendly Countries in Condemning Terrorism and Consoling Iraqi Government and People

Another crime is added to the record of terrorism, the one that claimed the lives of dozens of martyrs and injured many other Iraqi citizens.

We condemn the terrorist operation that took place in Baghdad today, Thursday January 21st and affirm that the Iraqi government will take all means to fight the remnants of terrorism, and is determined to continue to complete the war against its groups. We also express our thanks for the international solidarity with the Iraqi people on this sad day.

We pray for the souls of the martyrs whose lives were claimed to grant them mercy and... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jan 22, 2021 Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Foreign Minister Mourns the Victims of Terrorist Attack in Baghdad and Expresses Appreciation for Stances of Brotherly and Friendly Countries in Condemning Terrorism and Consoling Iraqi Government and People

Another crime is added to the record of terrorism, the one that claimed the lives of dozens of martyrs and injured many other Iraqi citizens.

We condemn the terrorist operation that took place in Baghdad today, Thursday January 21st and affirm that the Iraqi government will take all means to fight the remnants of terrorism, and is determined to continue to complete the war against its groups. We also express our thanks for the international solidarity with the Iraqi people on this sad day.

We pray for the souls of the martyrs whose lives were claimed to grant them mercy and... Read more...

Fri, Jan 22, 2021 Fri, Jan 22, 2021

President of Iraq Barham Salih congratulates President Joe Biden on his inauguration as President of the United States of America

Today, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih, congratulated US President Joe Biden on the occasion of his taking the constitutional oath and assuming his official duties.
President Salih expressed his aspiration to build upon the relationship between the two countries, saying that together Iraq and the USA faced many challenges and had a common interest in confronting these, - "especially those presented by terrorism and extremism," the President noted.

IRAQI PRESIDENCYWed, Jan 20, 2021 Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Press Statement/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry expresses its surprise on the decision issued by the US Treasury against Mr. Faleh Al-Fayadh head of the Popular Mobilization Commission. We stress that the decision was an unacceptable surprise and point out that the Ministry will carefully follow up with the current and new administration in Washington all decisions issued by the US Treasury Department against Iraqi names and work to address this matter.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Jan 14, 2021 Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry expresses its surprise on the decision issued by the US Treasury against Mr. Faleh Al-Fayadh head of the Popular Mobilization Commission. We stress that the decision was an unacceptable surprise and point out that the Ministry will carefully follow up with the current and new administration in Washington all decisions issued by the US Treasury Department against Iraqi names and work to address this matter.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Jan 14, 2021 Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Press Statement

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has followed up on the decision issued by the President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump to pardon a number of those convicted of killing fourteen Iraqis and wounding others in 2007, in an incident that was denounced on international level as well as the local disapproval and rejection it created.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Dec 23, 2020 Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Foreign Minister: We Discussed with the Turkish Side the Possibility of Resuming the Work of the 2009 Memorandum of Understanding to Exempt Citizens of Both Countries from Entry Visas, and Turkey Affirms Support for Iraq to Achieve Security and Stability

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with his Turkish counterpart, Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, the two sides held talks that focused on bilateral relations, and ways to enhance them in a way that serves the interests of the two friendly countries.

وزارة الخارجية العراقيةMon, Dec 21, 2020 Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Iraqi President to Yazidi Iraqis on Their Annual Holiday: Efforts to Find Missing Yazidis Must Continue, While Displaced Persons Must Be Allowed to Return, to Enjoy Peace in their Homes

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih, congratulated the Yazidi people on their annual ritual, the Three Day Fast of December. The meeting took place in Baghdad.
During this commemoration, President Salih also spoke again about the need to continue with domestic and international efforts to find out what had happened to the abducted Yazidi people who are still missing, as well as to continue the process of holding accountable those responsible for crimes against the Yazidi people.

Office of the President of IraqThu, Dec 17, 2020 Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Bilateral Relations and Stability of Security Situation in Baghdad were Main Issues that were Discussed during a Call Foreign Minister Received from his Canadian Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from Mr. François-Philippe Champagne, Canadian Foreign Minister, developments in Iraq and various aspects of bilateral relations were discussed in addition to means of cooperation in various fields.

Minister Fuad Hussein stressed the importance of achieving partnership between Iraq and Canada, and continuing cooperation in various fields.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Dec 16, 2020 Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Iraqi President meets Ambassadors from UN Security Council Permanent Members: Protecting Iraq’s Sovereignty and Supporting Iraqis’ Fight Against Terrorism were on the Agenda

On Monday, December 7, 2020, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih, met the Baghdad-based ambassadors of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. These are China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States. Also attending the meeting was Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein.

Office of the President of IraqMon, Dec 7, 2020 Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets with his Saudi Counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and discussed the progress of bilateral relations between Baghdad and Riyadh.
The two sides praised the growing development that was witnessed in the last period, and the ways to strengthen it further in light of the strong and serious will of both countries to strengthen the frameworks for cooperation.

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

Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf:

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein discussed with the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf several issues related to Iraq, and called for the formation of a committee to follow up on the outcomes of the Kuwait Donor Conference and coordinate with the World Bank, and stressed the need to create a mechanism for joint work with the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Dec 6, 2020 Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Foreign Minister: Iraq is building its relations according to the principle of balance, activating common interests, and mutual respect … the need for Gulf companies to play a role in the process of rebuilding Iraq by investing in the field of infrastruct

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein praised the historical Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations, and the steady progress they are witnessing, stating that Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are the gates of Iraq to the Gulf, and called for the importance of creating a mechanism for joint action with the Gulf Cooperation Council in light of the presidency of the State of Kuwait, inviting Mr. Nayef Al-Hajraf to visit Baghdad within the framework of activating relations, and bridging ways of understanding between Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

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

Foreign Minister: The overlaps and intertwines that our world is witnessing today in terms of its international relations does not make any country safe and isolated from the challenges and problems that other countries face

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein called for preserving regional and international security, and achieving its requirements considering that the safety of states and the security of their peoples require great collective efforts in which states share responsibilities and obligations to obtain the atmosphere of peaceful coexistence and lasting stability.

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

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