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News & Announcements

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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

Foreign Minister Receives a Phone Call from his Jordanian Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from Mr. Ayman Al-Safadi, Jordanian Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister in which he congratulated him on his assumption of the task of Iraq’s Foreign Minister, and expressed his hope to expand efforts and work to consolidate the bonds of friendship and brotherhood and to enhance the distinguished cooperation relations existing between the two countries.

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

Foreign Minister Receives a Phone Call from Kingdom of Bahrain’s Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani.
Minister Al-Zayani expressed his sincere congratulations to Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein on the occasion of his assumption of the position of Foreign Minister of Republic of Iraq.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 7, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Takes Office

A ceremony was held at the Foreign Ministry to hand over the position of the Foreign Minister to Mr. Fouad Hussein in the presence of former Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim, the Ministry’s Undersecretaries and Heads of Departments.
Minister Fuad Hussein assured that the Ministry will move towards promoting balanced relations based on achieving the interests of Iraq, achieving the aspirations of Iraqi people, and implementing foreign policy issues within the governmental program.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 7, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Receives a Phone Call from his Iranian Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from Iranian Foreign Minister Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif on the occasion of his assumption of the post of Foreign Minister of Republic of Iraq.
The two sides praised the relations achieved between Baghdad and Tehran, and the cooperation between the two countries to achieve the ambition of the two friendly peoples.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 7, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Receives a Phone Call from his Saudi Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal Bin Farhan, on his assumption of the post of Foreign Minister of Republic of Iraq.

Prince Faisal expressed his congratulations and best wishes to His Excellency Minister Fuad Hussein for the successful performance of his duties.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 7, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Receives a Phone Call from his Turkish Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from Turkish Foreign Minister Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 7, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf:

Foreign Minister Mr. Fouad Hussein met with the United States Ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Matthew Tueller.
At the beginning of the meeting, the American Ambassador expressed his congratulations the Minister on the assumption of his position as Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 8, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from President of Republic and Council of Representatives Speaker

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Muhammad Al-Halbousi on his assumption of the position of Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 8, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from Mr. Masoud Barzani President of KDP and Mr. Nechirvan Barzani President of Kurdistan Region

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received phone call from Mr. Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, and Mr. Nechirvan Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region.
During the call they expressed their wishes to the Minister for success in his duties, and to administer diplomatic work to achieve a steady advance in Iraq’s relations with the world, and achieve the interests of the people and their aspiration towards progress and prosperity.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 8, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets US Ambassador to Baghdad

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

At the beginning of the meeting, the US Ambassador congratulated the Minister on assuming his position as Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq and expressed his looking forward to witnessing a qualitative improvement in the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 8, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

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