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News & Announcements

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Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry
Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf

Iraq is concerned with the receipt of Da’esh terrorists who hold Iraqi citizenship and their families. They will be tried in Iraqi courts according to the laws in force.
Iraq is not concerned with foreign terrorists who have carried out terrorist operations outside Iraq, and their countries must deal with them.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Oct 21, 2019 Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with his Egyptian Counterpart Mr. Sameh Shoukry

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with his Egyptian counterpart Mr. Sameh Shoukry on the sidelines of the League of Arab States 152nd ordinary session at the ministerial level.
Minister Alhakim expressed Iraq’s pride in the historical and strategic relations linking Baghdad and Cairo in its political, economic, security and cultural dimensions.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Sep 10, 2019 Wed, Sep 11, 2019

Press Statement

The Air Defense Command has detected a violation of Iraqi airspace which occurred through a drone plane belonging to the Turkish army. A refugee camp was bombed near the city of Makhmur, and two women’s lives were claimed from the camp on April 15, 2020. The Foreign Ministry expresses its condemnation in the strongest possible terms for these Turkish attacks which violate Iraqi sovereignty and contradicts the principles of good-neighborliness, and represents a grave violation of international humanitarian law and the provisions of the United Nations Charter.

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

Foreign Minister and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sign Joint Minutes

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim Head of the Iraqi side and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Yury Borisov Head of the Russian side, signed the joint meeting minutes of the eighth session of the joint Iraqi-Russian committee.

They agreed to develop and enhance mutual cooperation in various productive and service sectors, as well as taking all measures to remove obstacles that face trade and investment between the two countries, and identify the mechanism by which bilateral cooperation is activated.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Apr 25, 2019 Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with Congressman and Member of Foreign Affairs Committee

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Mr. Adam Kinzinger, US Congressman and member of the House Committee for Foreign Affaires and Iraq Friendship Committee in the US Congress on 7, Feb. 2019 at the US Congress.

Minister Alhakim stressed that the foundations of Iraqi foreign policy are based on the principle of openness to neighboring countries and the world, and avoiding the axis of conflict and explained that Iraq today is a place of meeting, not conflict , and that work is ongoing to achieve the aspirations of the people.

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

Foreign Minister Meets Italian Counterpart in Rome and Discusses Exchanging Support in Various Fields

In 2 May 2021, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein met with Italian Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Luigi Di Maio, in the Italian capital, Rome.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between Baghdad and Rome, and ways to consolidate them in the framework of strengthening joint cooperation between the two countries, and work to activate the Iraqi-Italian joint committee in a way that contributes to achieving the interests of the two friendly countries.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, May 3, 2021 Mon, May 3, 2021

Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from Norwegian Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received a phone call from Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide , Foreign Minister of Norway.
The two sides discussed the most important developments in the region, the importance of calmness and avoiding escalation and resorting to dialogue to resolve the crisis.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jan 10, 2020 Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Minister Fuad Hussein Receives Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received the Iranian Foreign Minister Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, and the two sides held extensive discussions related to developing relations between the two countries, and ways to advance bilateral cooperation.

Minister Fuad Hussein praised the close historical relations, joint cooperation and unity of visions that bind the two countries, stressing his keenness to enhance and consolidate cooperation with Tehran in various fields in a way that benefits the interests of the two peoples.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jul 19, 2020 Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Foreign Minister meets Spanish Foreign Minister in Madrid

On June 25th, 2021, the Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein and his accompanying delegation met with the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Arancha González. During the meeting, joint views were exchanged on bilateral relations and the current situation in the region, as the Minister presented the most important preparations for holding the elections next October and current challenges in the region, commending the support of Spain and the EU to send observers during the upcoming elections.

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

Foreign Minister Meets with his Dutch Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Dutch Foreign Minister Mr. Stef Blok and discussed prospects of improving relations between the two countries to expand bilateral cooperation to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Oct 29, 2019 Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Meets with his Bahraini Counterpart, and Affirms that Exiting Conflict Requires More Coordination

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with his counterpart Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and discussed with him the bilateral relations and the importance of mutual support at all levels.

This came on the sidelines of a visit by the Minister to the Greek capital Athens, upon the invitation of his Greek counterpart Mr. Nikos De

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Feb 13, 2021 Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Iraqi land and bases were attacked on Wednesday, 8/1/2020 with Iranian missile strikes targeting military camps that include Iraqi and non-Iraqi forces.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jan 8, 2020 Wed, Jan 8, 2020

MOFA issues a statement concerning the terroristic attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul

" Iraqi embassy to Kabul exposed to a criminal attack by the defeated Da'esh gangs, they made an explosion at the embassy's
entrance and entered the embassy, MOFA formed a crisis cell urgently and contacted the Afghani governmental bodies and other friendly states to coordinate the rescue process of the embassy's staff, the diplomatic staff strived to fight the terroristic attackers by using light weapons for more than one and half an hour,

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Aug 1, 2017 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Foreign Minister Receives Russian President’s Special Envoy to Syria Mr. Alexander Lavrentiev

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received the Russian President’s special envoy to Syria; Mr. Alexander Lavrentiev.

The two sides discussed the Iraqi-Russian relations and means of activating the results of the meeting of the joint committee between the two countries, which was held in Baghdad.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jun 18, 2019 Tue, Jun 18, 2019

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 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

Press Statement

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein made an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which began with a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani, followed by a meeting with his counterpart, Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, and with Mr. Mohammad Baqir Qalibaf, Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly.

This is the first visit of Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein to Tehran since he assumed his duties as Foreign Minister of Republic of Iraq, and it lasted for two days and began on Saturday 26/9/2020 and ended Sunday evening.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Sep 28, 2020 Mon, Sep 28, 2020

The Foreign Minister held an emergency meeting

The Foreign Minister held an emergency meeting in which the Ministry’s Undersecretaries, Advisors, and Official Spokesman attend to discuss measures regarding the recent U.S aggression, and directed the summoning the Ambassadors of the United States and UK to Baghdad.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Mar 13, 2020 Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Press Statement

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

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

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