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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

Foreign Minister Receives European Union Ambassador on Occcasion of Ending his Diplomatic Missions in Iraq

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received EU Ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Ramon Blecua on the occasion of ending his duties in Baghdad.

Minister Alhakim praised the qualitative progress in relations with the European Union, stressing the importance of strengthening it to serve common interests and opening the prospects of cooperation in various fields in addition to benefiting from European experiences, expressing his wishes for the Ambassador’s success in his future diplomatic missions.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Aug 22, 2019 Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with US Ambassador to Iraq

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received the US ambassador to Iraq on Monday 28/9/2020 , and the two sides held discussions that focused on issues related to the security and political situation, and Iraqi-American relations in light of the circumstances the country is going through.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Sep 30, 2020 Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Foreign Minister Participates in Session of the Council of League of Arab States on Ministerial Level

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim will participate in the 151st regular Session of the Council of the League of Arab States which is scheduled to take place in Cairo on the 6th of March.

It is hoped that his Excellency will meet with several of his counterparts in the framework of discussing bilateral relations and deliberating on regional and international issues of common concern.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Mar 4, 2019 Mon, Mar 4, 2019

Foreign Minister Participates in Iraqi Delegation to the Climate Summit in the Presence of President Dr. Barham Saleh.

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim Ali participated in the Climate Summit in the Iraqi delegation headed by the President of the Republic Dr. Barham Saleh.
The Summit took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York, and aims to mobilize support for an international agreement on climate change, and work on the ground in all sectors and discuss national action.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Sep 23, 2019 Mon, Sep 23, 2019

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

The Foreign Minister Meets Qatari Deputy Prime and Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohammad A. Alhakim met with the Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani, the two sides stressed the need to strengthen bilateral relations and advance them to serve the interests of the peoples of the two brotherly countries. They also discussed the most important regional and international issues of common concern.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Jan 16, 2020 Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets with Dutch Counterpart Mr. Stef Blok

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with his Dutch counterpart Mr. Stef
Block. The meeting discussed the most important issues of common concern and prospects for joint cooperation in various economic, humanitarian and development fields.

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

Foreign Minister Meets the UN Special Envoy to Syria

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Mr. Geir Pedersen , the UN special envoy to Syria.

Minister Alhakim stressed the importance of resolving the Syrian crisis by peaceful means, and relying on dialogue in order to reach a peaceful solution to the crisis, expressing Iraq’s welcome of the initiatives that lead to ending the conflict and cease-fire, while stressing the importance of the Syrian-Syrian solution.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Feb 16, 2020 Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Michelle Bachelet , on the sidelines of the 40th session of the Human Rights Council held in Geneva.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Feb 27, 2019 Fri, Mar 1, 2019

Foreign Minister Attends Signing of Framework Agreement for Diplomatic Cooperation between Iraqi Foreign Service Institute and Clingendaael Institute

The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi, signed a framework agreement for diplomatic cooperation between the Iraqi Foreign Service Institute and the Dutch Clingendael Institute.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Oct 31, 2019 Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets Jordanian Counterpart in Amman

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamed A. Alhakim met in Amman with Jordanian Foreign Minister Mr. Ayman Al- Safadi during a quick visit of Excellency President Barham Salih accompanied by the Foreign Minister and several officials. This meeting comes as a follow-up to Minister Ayman Al-Safadi's visit to Baghdad, which took place a few days ago.

During the meeting, they discussed a number of issues that concern the two brotherly countries, including energy, security and the Iraqi community affairs in Jordan, and it was agreed to form a joint working team between the two ministries to... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Nov 16, 2018 Tue, Nov 20, 2018

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

Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs and NATO Secretary General Stress Necessity for Continued Coordination and Joint Action between NATO and Iraq within the Framework of Iraq’s Sovereignty

Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein received a phone call from the Secretary General of NATO, Mr. Jans Stoltenberg in which the latter congratulated the Minister on the success of the historic visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Iraq, as the visit gave a positive and attractive image of Iraqi society. It also showed Good security organization in different parts of Iraq.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Mar 11, 2021 Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim Meets with High Representative Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mugrini

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamed A. Alhakim met with the High Representative of the European Commission Vice-President Ms. Federica Mogherini. The meeting discussed the relations between Iraq and the EU. The meeting also discussed the importance of strengthening the Iraq-EU partnership.

The two sides stated that the Partnership Agreement, which entered into force in August 2018, will strengthen cooperation frameworks in many fields, including human rights, economic, energy, security, transport and environment issues.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Jul 13, 2019 Sat, Jul 13, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets President of Palestinian Authority

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, and exchanged views on the so-called (Deal of the Century), affirming Iraq’s steadfast stance towards the Palestinian issue, achieving the Palestinian people their full rights, and establishing an independent state with Alquds as its capital.

This meeting comes in the context of Iraq’s presiding over the emergency meeting of the Council of the League of Arab States at the level of Foreign Ministers.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Feb 2, 2020 Sun, Feb 2, 2020

Foreign Minister Holds Bilateral Discussions with Iranian Counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif in Baghdad to discuss relations between Baghdad and Teheran.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Mar 10, 2019 Mon, Mar 11, 2019

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahhaf:

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein and his accompanying delegation arrived in Tehran Tuesday, 8/10/2021. The minister will meet the Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, in addition to a number of Iranian officials, and they will discuss issues related to bilateral relations and the security situation in the region, in addition to handing over the invitation from the Prime Minister. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to the Iranian President to attend the summit meeting of the neighboring countries of Iraq.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Aug 11, 2021 Wed, Aug 11, 2021

Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf

11 new cases of Coronavirus infection were registered among the Iraqi community in Belgium. The total number of cases of the Iraqi community abroad reached 43 cases distributed accordingly:

Belgium 11
Jordan 10
Italy 6
Los Angeles 5
Britain 5
Canada 3
Lebanon 2
Iran 1

In addition to two deaths, one in UK and the second in Norway
On their part, our embassies in these countries make every effort to follow up the conditions of those infected and provide them with medical care.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Mar 29, 2020 Sun, Mar 29, 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

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