News & Announcements

News & Announcements

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Foreign Minister Receives Foreign Minister of the Sultanate of Oman

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received the Omani Foreign Minister Mr. Yousuf Bin Alawi and discussed bilateral relations, as well as exchanging views on regional issues of common concern.
Minister Alhakim stressed the aspiration of Baghdad to enhance cooperation in various fields, and coordinate with Oman for the good and interest of the two brotherly peoples.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jun 12, 2019 Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets his Dutch Counterpart Stef Blok

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Stef Blok on the sidelines of the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Da’esh in Washington.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Feb 7, 2019 Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Iraq is currently a member of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations General Assembly from 2017 to the end of 2019, and we have had an active role in it, and we worked hard to keep the Council’s resolutions and actions from politicization.
As far as the Foreign Ministry is concerned with mobilizing international support to vote for the renewal of Iraq’s membership in the Council for another three years, we would like to assure everyone that the Ministry has actively sought this support, and has made considerable efforts until the last hours, and has succeeded in securing... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Oct 19, 2019 Sat, Oct 19, 2019

Foreign Minister meets President of the United Nations General Assembly

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met the President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 76th session, Mr. Abdulla Shahid, on the sidelines of the current session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Mr. Shahid thanked the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the support of Iraq in assuming this position, reviewing the priorities that he will work to implement during his current term, in light of facing the challenges posed by the Corona pandemic.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Sep 29, 2021 Wed, Sep 29, 2021

Foreign Minister Summons Chargé d’affaires of United States Embassy to Baghdad

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim summoned the Charge d’affaires at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Mr. Brian McFeeters in the absence of the US Ambassador in Iraq.
During the meeting they reviewed the progress of bilateral relations between Baghdad and Washington, and ways to strengthen them to serve the interests of the two countries, in addition to issues related to intelligence and military cooperation and the fight against terrorism according to the priorities of Iraq and the vision of the Commander in Chief of the Iraqi armed forces.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Aug 24, 2019 Tue, Aug 27, 2019

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

Foreign Minister Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim signed with his Saudi Arabian counterpart Mr. Ibrahim Al-Asaf a memorandum of understanding on political consultations between the two countries.

This memorandum will be of great importance as it will open the horizons of bilateral political and broad discussions, thus contributing to the convergence of views on issues of mutual interest and the realization of a common vision for further cooperation on many issues.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Apr 18, 2019 Fri, Apr 19, 2019

Press Statement / Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry supports the statement issued by the Office of the former Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari that there are no recommendations to exclude a number of ministry employees who are included in the law of Accountability and Justice.

The Ministry affirms that its recent actions in this regard come in the context of the procedures that the National Commission for Accountability and justice is conducting towards a number of Ministry employees according to the laws and procedures in force.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jan 8, 2019 Tue, Jan 8, 2019

Tripartite Meeting between Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim and his Egyptian and Jordanian Counterparts

The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim , the Foreign Minister of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Mr. Ayman Al-Safadi, and the Foreign Minister of Arab Republic of Egypt Mr. Sameh Shoukry held a tripartite meeting on the sidelines of the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Baku.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Oct 26, 2019 Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim: We discussed prospects for economic cooperation and investment opportunities for Russian companies to participate in infrastructure projects and reconstruction

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received the Russian Foreign Minister Mr. Sergey Lavrov. The two sides discussed ways to strengthen and develop bilateral relations between Baghdad and Moscow in all fields, including: areas of a strategic and vital nature politically, economically, and commercially expressing keenness to exchange common interests.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Oct 7, 2019 Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets Head of United Nations Mission in Iraq(UNAMI)

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq (UNAMI) Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.

During the meeting, they discussed ways of bilateral cooperation between Baghdad and the United Nations Mission, as well as the latest developments in the political situation in Iraq and the region.

Ms. Plasschaert expressed the willingness of the UN mission in Baghdad to provide support to Iraq as part of strengthening efforts to combat the Coronavirus.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Mar 26, 2020 Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Foreign Minister Arrives in Austria to Participate in Alpbach Forum for Security and Cooperation

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein arrived on August 30, 2021in the Austrian capital, Vienna, at the invitation of His Excellency the Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg to participate in the AlpbachForum for Security and Cooperation, which will be held in Austria on September 1, 2021.

His Excellency is expected to hold, on the sidelines of the forum, a meeting with the Austrian Foreign Minister, to discuss bilateral political, economic, cultural and security relations and ways of enhancing them.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Aug 30, 2021 Mon, Aug 30, 2021

Iraqi MOFA affirms its solidarity with the United States for the fire attack in Las Vegas

The Iraqi ministry of foreign affairs expresses its deep sorrow for the terrible gunfire attack that attacked innocents' souls in the American state of Las Vegas and affirms its solidarity with the American government and the American people in this painful plight, and condolences victims' families and relatives and wishes a quick recovery for the injured.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Oct 3, 2017 Mon, Oct 2, 2017

Foreign Minister Meets with Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and United Nations at British Foreign Office

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs and the United Nations at the British Foreign Office. The meeting reviewed the progress of bilateral relations between Baghdad and London and means of strengthening them to serve the interests of both countries.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Jul 20, 2019 Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Foreign Minister Delivers Iraq’s Speech at High-Level Segment of the 40th Session of Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim stressed that Iraq has presented many martyrs in the war against terrorism in defense of their country's land and unity: stating Iraq's determination to be a starting point for enhancing security and peace between different cultures and religions as a member of the Human Rights Council.

The Minister expressed the keenness of Iraq to disseminate the culture of human rights, especially in institutions that are responsible for law enforcement.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Feb 26, 2019 Tue, Feb 26, 2019

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 Arrives in Seoul in an Official visit

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Ibrahim Al-Jaafari arrived in South Korea in an official visit for a few days, in the framework of promoting relations between Baghdad and Seoul and open horizons of mutual cooperation.

It's expected that the minister is to meet a number of officials, including, the South Korean Prime Minister, the Speaker of South Korea National Assembly, the President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), as well as, his Korean counterpart and Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jan 18, 2017 Wed, Jan 18, 2017

The Foreign Minister Accompanies President on his Visit to The Vatican

The President of the Republic of Iraq Dr. Barham Salih and Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim visited the Vatican and met with Pope Francis.

An official ceremony was held to receive the President and the accompanying delegation and the Iraqi flag was raised on the Vatican to welcome the President.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Nov 24, 2018 Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from Secretary-General of United Nations.

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received a phone call from Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations and discussed the latest developments in Iraq and the Middle East region, Mr. Guterres expressed the United Nations’ willingness to provide the necessary support to Iraq at all levels to ensure its unity and stability.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jan 31, 2020 Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Foreign Minister and UN Special Envoy to Syria Discuss Syrian Situation

Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim and UN Special Envoy to Syria, Mr. Geir Pedersen, discussed the latest developments in Syria and ways to resolve the crisis.

Minister Alhakim stressed during the meeting held on the sidelines of the Davos conference in Switzerland that the solution of the crisis must be by Syria and without the intervention of any foreign party, adding that Iraq supports the efforts of the UN Special Envoy to Syria and his capabilities to achieve positive results, and stated that the United Nations must take its role in ending conflicts and helping people... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jan 25, 2019 Fri, Jan 25, 2019

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