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News & Announcements

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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

The Foreign Minister Meets with US President’s Envoy to Syria

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with the US President’s envoy to Syria Mr. Joel Rayburn. In the meeting, the two sides discussed ways to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis. The Minister expressed the Iraqi government’s interest in ending the ongoing conflict in Syria, resolving the issue of the displaced, and creating a safe environment for the return of the displaced to their areas of residence.

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

Foreign Minister Stresses the Need to Increase Volume of Banking Cooperation between Baghdad and Washington

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein stressed the importance of the joint relations that bind Iraq and the United States of America, and the need to develop them in various fields, especially the development of banking relations between the two sides, expressing his aspiration to benefit from the banking expertise of American banks.

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

Pope Francis to Visit Iraq Next March

It is with great pleasure for us to announce that His Holiness Pope Francis will visit Iraq from 5 to 8 March 2021.

The Pope’s visit to Iraq, Mesopotamia, the land of Messengers and Prophets, and the homeland of Ur and Prophet Abraham represents a historic event and is considered support for all Iraqis.

It also represents a message of peace to Iraq and the entire region, affirms the unity of the humanitarian position in confronting extremism and conflicts, and promotes diversity, tolerance and coexistence.

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

Foreign Minister: The security situation in Iraq is improving … and the Iraqi government is working on important files, including: Da’esh families, pockets of terrorism, and Al-Hol camp

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with his Omani counterpart Mr. Badr Al-Busaidi, and the meeting emphasised the importance of advancing bilateral relations in a way that achieves the interests of both countries.

Minister Fuad Hussein expressed Iraq’s aspiration to activate the frameworks for cooperation with Oman in various fields in light of the distinguished relations between the two countries.

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

Foreign Minister Presents Condolences to his Iranian Counterpart on Assassination of Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

oreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein made a phone call with his counterpart, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Muhammad Javad Zarif, expressing his sincere condolences following the assassination of the Iranian scientist Mr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, expressing condemnation of these actions that do not contribute to supporting stability.

The two sides also discussed developments in the region, and its implications for regional and international security

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Nov 30, 2020 Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Stresses Importance of Iraqi-Russian Coordination within (OPEC +)

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with Russian Energy Minister Mr. Nikolai Shulginov to discuss bilateral cooperation in the energy fields (oil, gas, and electricity).

Sat, Nov 28, 2020 Sat, Nov 28, 2020

Press Statement

Iraq expresses its strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist incident that took place in the Afghan capital, Kabul on 21/11/2020 in which a number of people were killed and others were wounded.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Nov 25, 2020 Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Press Statement

Iraq expresses its strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist incident that took place in the Afghan capital, Kabul on 21/11/2020 in which a number of people were killed and others were wounded.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Nov 25, 2020 Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Joint Statement of the Meeting of His Excellency Prime Minister of Republic of Iraq Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and His Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia an

Based on the strong rooted and historical brotherly ties that unite the Republic of Iraq and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and their brotherly peoples, and to strengthen the distinguished relations between them, a video conference meeting was held between Mr.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Nov 11, 2020 Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Congratulation

I congratulate the President-elect of the United States of America Joe Biden.
We look forward to strengthening bilateral relations and advancing dialogues and cooperation between the two countries at all levels, as the common challenges also require us to intensify joint action.

Foreign Minister
Fuad Hussein

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Nov 8, 2020 Sun, Nov 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets with his Dutch Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with his Dutch counterpart Mr. Stef Blok and several officials and diplomats in The Hague on Monday evening, 26/10/2020. And they discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the interest of the two friendly peoples.

Minister Fuad Hussein thanked his Dutch counterpart for the generous invitation, and gave a brief presentation of the developments in the situation in Iraq, and the government’s efforts to address the many challenges, including those related to the Corona virus pandemic and its economic... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Oct 28, 2020 Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Foreign Minister Discusses with Kuwaiti Counterpart Bilateral Relations between the Two Countries

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein renewed his sincere condolences and sympathy to the government and people of Kuwait on the death of Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and expressed his congratulations for Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s assumption of the position of Emir of the fraternal State of Kuwait, and the assumption of Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as Crown Prince.

Tue, Oct 27, 2020 Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets with Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee in the British Parliament

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with Mr. Tom Tugendhat, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the British Parliament, and they discussed security, political, economic and health developments in Iraq.

The two sides also discussed issues of mutual interest and the importance of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries at various levels. Minister Fuad Hussein called on British companies to seize the opportunity of fertile ground for investment and serious work in Iraq, amid governmental support for the sincere efforts to build and reconstruct the country... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Oct 24, 2020 Sat, Oct 24, 2020

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