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Foreign Minister Meets the President of the Spanish Chamber of Deputies

H.E Foreign Minister, Mr. Fuad Hussein and his accompanying delegation met, on 25 June 2021 with the Speaker of the Spanish House of Representatives, H.E. Mrs. Meritxell Batet. During the meeting, the Minister presented a summary of the current situation in Iraq and the region and the challenges facing the Iraqi government, as well as the preparations for holding elections next October, stressing the importance of these elections for Iraq.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jun 29, 2021 Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Press Statement/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns the air attack took place last night on a site on the Iraqi-Syrian border.

The Ministry reiterates its complete rejection of making Iraq a part of any conflict or confrontation to settle scores on its lands, which represents an assault and a breach of the national sovereignty and a clear violation of the international norms and covenants.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 28, 2021 Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Foreign Minister Supports International Efforts to Restore Security and Stability in Libya

On 18 June 2021, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein met with the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Najla El-Mangoush, on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and means of joint cooperation.
H.E. affirmed Iraq’s support for international efforts to restore security and stability in Libya, and to resort to political solution to meet the aspirations of the Libyan people.

Sun, Jun 20, 2021 Sun, Jun 20, 2021

Foreign Minister Participates in the Opening of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum

On 18 June 2021, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein participated in the opening of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, with the participation of a number of state leaders, heads of government, foreign ministers, and academics.
Mr. Hussien’s participation in this forum comes to reaffirm Iraq’s active presence in international fora, to express Iraq’s visions and stances towards regional and international issues of a political, security and economic nature.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 20, 2021 Sun, Jun 20, 2021

Iraqi President: Yazidi Female Survivors Law Must Be Applied, Enhancing and Coordinating National and International Efforts to Detect Missing Persons Are Vital

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Braham Salih met with a number of Women survivors of Yazidi genocide who have been subjected to the most heinous violations and crimes of ISIS genocide. The meeting took place at al-Salam Palace in Baghdad.
President Salih was briefed by the members of the visiting delegation about the issues that they face.

IRAQI PRESIDENCYWed, Jun 16, 2021 Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Iraqi Foreign Minister from Doha Calls Upon Neighboring Countries to Hold Dialogue in Baghdad to Solve All Issues of Concern to the Region

Foreign Minister. H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein met on 14 June 2021 with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Sameh Shoukry, on the sidelines of his visit to Doha to participate in the consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers hosted by the State of Qatar.
They discussed ways to advance bilateral relations, and mutual interest in developing them in all fields.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jun 16, 2021 Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Foreign Minister Calls on the League of Arab States to Send Observers to Monitor the Progress of the Upcoming Electoral Process

Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein delivered the speech of the Republic of Iraq at the consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers held on 15 June 2021 in Doha, in which he emphasized Iraqi government’s efforts to prepare for a meeting aiming at alleviating the situation in the region, which would positively effect the internal situaion in Iraq, with the participation of all neighboring countries, Arab and Islamic countries, in addition to the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jun 16, 2021 Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Foreign Minister Congratulates his Emirati Counterpart on the Occasion of Electing UAE as a Non-Permanent Member of the UNSC

Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein, made a phone call to his Emirati counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to congratulate him on the occasion of the election of the UAE as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the period 2022-2023.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 14, 2021 Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Foreign Minister Arrives in Doha to Attend Two Consultative and Emergency Meetings of Arab Foreign Ministers

On 14 June 2021, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein arrived in Doha, to attend two consultative and emergency meetings of Arab foreign ministers.
It is worth noting that the meeting came upon the request of the host State of Qatar due to its presidency of the current session of the Arab League Council, and that the meeting will discuss various Arab issues, primarily the Palestinian cause and its recent developments, making peace frameworks in the Gaza Strip, and the developments of the Renaissance Dam issue.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 14, 2021 Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Foreign Minister Arrives in Doha to Attend Two Consultative and Emergency Meetings of Arab Foreign Ministers

On 14 June 2021, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein arrived in Doha, to attend two consultative and emergency meetings of Arab foreign ministers.
It is worth noting that the meeting came upon the request of the host State of Qatar due to its presidency of the current session of the Arab League Council, and that the meeting will discuss various Arab issues, primarily the Palestinian cause and its recent developments, making peace frameworks in the Gaza Strip, and the developments of the Renaissance Dam issue.
It is hoped that the Minister will hold bilateral meetings on the... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 14, 2021 Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Iraqi President Meets UK Foreign Secretary: International cooperation and collaboration needed to maintain regional peace and security, there should be further coordination in fight against terror, curbing corruption and confronting climate change

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih met with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
President Salih and UK Foreign Secretary Raab discussed Iraqi-British ties, and how best to promote these in all sectors, and where there could be implement the memorandum of understanding signed today between the two countries.

Tue, Jun 8, 2021 Tue, Jun 8, 2021

Iraqi President Meets US Ambassador, Matthew Tueller

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the President of the Republic, Barham Salih met with US Ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller. The meeting took place at al-Salam Palace.
The close bilateral relations, and the mutual cooperation between Iraq and the USA across all the fields were discussed during the meeting. President Salih and the American Ambassador discussed how best to strengthen the prospects for further cooperation and where there could be further dialogue and functional commissions on strategic issues of common interest.

IRAQI PRESIDENCYTue, Jun 8, 2021 Tue, Jun 8, 2021

Iraqi President: High Standard of Scientific Level of Iraqi Universities Should Be Ensured, and Barriers Hindering University Professors and Students Should Be Overcome

On Monday, June 7, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih met with the Iraqi Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mr. Nabil Kazem Abdul Sahib. The meeting took place at al-Salam Palace in Baghdad.
It is vital to ensure a high standard of scientific level of Iraqi universities and raise the academic education in Iraq, President Salih said, with focus on the need that the scientific independence of universities should be guaranteed.

IRAQI PRESIDENCYMon, Jun 7, 2021 Mon, Jun 7, 2021

Foreign Minister: We Discussed Prospects for Economic Cooperation and Investment Opportunities for Russian Companies Participating in Infrastructure and Reconstruction Projects

Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein expressed his appreciation to the Government of Russia and its Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its supportive stance towards Iraq’s request from the Security Council to send observers to monitor the electoral process. The two sides stressed the importance of holding elections to build solid foundations for the democratic system in Iraq.
This came in a telephone conversation between Minister Fuad Hussein and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr. Sergey Lavrov.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 6, 2021 Sun, Jun 6, 2021

Iraqi President Meets World Bank's Delegation: Iraq Heads Toward Achieving National Economic Reform, Promotion of Investment and Works to Support Private Sector and Curb Corruption

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih met with the World Bank Group Vice President for Middle East and North Africa, Mr. Ferid Belhaj and alongside his delegation. The meeting was held at al-Salam Palace in Baghdad.

Thu, Jun 3, 2021 Thu, Jun 3, 2021

Press Release

In the aim of enhancing confidence in the electoral process, achieving wide participation in the elections, and ensuring integrity and organization, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2576, to renew the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), until May 27, 2022.
The resolution contains strong elements, adopted for the first time to send a UN team to monitor elections in Iraq.

Fri, May 28, 2021 Fri, May 28, 2021

Press Release:

The Iraqi government categorically renews its rejection and condemnation of any act that destabilizes the security and stability of diplomatic missions in Iraq, especially what the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Consulate in Karbala has been went recently through.
As we draw attention to the government’s actions during the past few days in this regard, we point out the continuation of investigations to uncover the identity of the perpetrators and taking appropriate measures to reach the results.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, May 22, 2021 Mon, May 24, 2021

Iraqi President: Ensuring Fair and Free Election Is a Cornerstone for Achieving Reforms and Overriding Flaws and Maladministration

2021/05/20
On Thursday, May 20, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih met with Secretary of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP), Raid Fahmi alongside his delegation.
Latest developments related- situations in Iraq were discussed.
President Salih said that Iraq faces an important and critical phase requiring us to have further cooperation and synergy.

IRAQI PRESIDENCYThu, May 20, 2021 Thu, May 20, 2021

Congratulations

On the occasion of the blessed Eid Al-Fitr, I extend my congratulations to the dear people of Iraq and would be honored to wish them blessed days to come carrying better opportunities for achieving more tolerance, love and brotherhood.

Fuad Hussein
Minister of Foreign Affairs
13 May 2021

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, May 13, 2021 Thu, May 13, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Our visit to the Vatican comes in appreciation and in follow up on the outcomes of His Holiness’s visit to Iraq and to translate these outcomes into projects.

Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein met with the President of the Association of the Christian Pilgrimage Foundation at the Vatican Opera Romana.
At the outset of the meeting, the president of the association said that the Iraqi city of Ur represents the Prophet Abraham and he is for all mankind and our roots are there, and the pilgrimage to Ur will make us feel that we are sons of the One God, thus; we all represent the heavenly religions.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, May 9, 2021 Sun, May 9, 2021

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