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US Chamber of Commerce Hosts Reception for Foreign Minister Zebari

In collaboration with the US Business Council in Iraq, the US Chamber of Commerce welcomed Foreign Minister Zebari back to the United States with a reception to discuss trade and investment opportunities for US businesses in Iraq.

Thu, Oct 31, 2013

Secretary Kerry, Minister Zebari Reaffirm Strong Partnership Between US and Iraq

In a joint meeting, Secretary Kerry and Foreign Minister Zebari discussed a range of regional issues and the mutual, committed relationship between the United States and Iraq.

Fri, Nov 1, 2013

Prime Minister Maliki participates in USIP Roundtable

H.E. Prime Minister Maliki sat down for a roundtable discussion at the United States Institute of Peace, with distinguished US foreign policy and influential thought leaders.

Fri, Nov 1, 2013

H.E. Prime Minister Maliki meets with President Obama

President Obama welcomed Prime Minister Maliki to the White House, where the two discussed US-Iraq relations as they fall under the Strategic Framework Agreement; as well as counter-terrorism cooperation between the two countries.  

Fri, Nov 1, 2013

Iraq’s Transition: Remarks by Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Noori al-Maliki

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted Prime Minister Maliki for public remarks and a discussion on U.S.-Iraq relations, and the current challenges facing Iraq and the region. USIP President Mr. Jim Marshall and Ambassador Beth Jones delivered opening remarks.

Fri, Nov 1, 2013

Iraqi Lawmakers Pass the Parliamentary Election Law

The parliamentary elections law was passed when the majority of 222 lawmakers, who attended the session of the 325-seat parliament, voted for its latest amendment.

Thu, Nov 7, 2013

Ambassador Faily participates in Opening Ceremony of Iraqi National Jewish Archive Exhibition

Ambassador Faily participated in the opening ceremony of the Iraqi National Jewish Archive special exhibition “Discovery and Recovery," and the press event on November 6-7, 2013. Both events were held at the National Archive Building in Washington, D.C.

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

UNESCO Recognizes Recent Vocational and Technical Graduates

Graduates of the program completed technical, vocational and business training and were awarded loans to start their own businesses in Iraq.

UNAMITue, Nov 12, 2013 Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Shell to Continue Investment in Iraq

The intention to move forward with a petrochemical plant follows a meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Shell Chief Executive.

The Wall Street JournalTue, Nov 19, 2013 Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Iraq’s Position as a Major Oil Producer

Iraq has the potential to be the world’s largest crude exporter, with its geology offering prime benefits.

International Business TimesThu, Nov 14, 2013 Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Emaar to Launch Development in Erbil

Emmar to take advantage of Iraq’s economic growth with plans to build a mini-city with housing developments, a business district and shopping mall, and education and healthcare centers. The project is also expected to create 45,000 jobs.

Khaleej TimesFri, Nov 15, 2013 Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Multiple Museums Scheduled to Open in Iraq

The National Museum in Baghdad and the Basra Museum are expected to reopen in the next few years; while plans are being developed for construction of other new museums in Iraq.

The Art NewspaperThu, Nov 14, 2013 Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Ambassador Faily Attends Roundtable at International Institute for Strategic Studies

Ambassador Faily met with government officials, academics and business leaders at IISS to discuss US-Iraq security cooperation in light of regional transformations.

Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Ambassador Faily Welcomed to George Town Club for Business Luncheon

Ambassador Faily attended a Global Business Forum luncheon as the honorary guest to discuss foreign investment and the critical role of American businesses operating in Iraq.

Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Ambassador Faily Discusses Syria, Iran, and Regional Stability

In an interview with Diplomatic Courier, Ambassador Faily also expressed his optimism about Iraq’s future in clean energy and the economy.

Diplomatic CourierTue, Nov 19, 2013 Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Kuwait Airways Resumes Service to Iraq

Kuwait's national airline resumed flights to Iraq in the latest sign of improved ties between the neighboring countries.

ReutersThu, Nov 21, 2013 Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Hill International Receives $54 Million Contract from Basra Governorate in Iraq

The global construction management firm headquartered in the U.S., will assist with Basra’s 2040 Strategic Plan to rehabilitate infrastructure throughout the region.

The Wall Street JournalFri, Nov 22, 2013 Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Arbil, Iraq named as a National Geographic ‘Best Trips 2014’

Designated the Capital for Arab Tourism for 2014, Arbil offers a historic city center, a landscape of mountains and waterfalls, and authentic Kurdish dishes.

National GeographicFri, Nov 22, 2013 Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Iraq and Turkey Agree on Opening New Border Gates

The two new gates are set to make a considerable contribution to trade in the Middle East.

Hürriyet Daily NewsFri, Nov 22, 2013 Tue, Nov 26, 2013

Cultural Diplomacy Boosts Iraqi-Kuwaiti Relations

Iraqi Ambassador to Kuwait highlighted the importance of cultural diplomacy in strengthening relations and fostering mutual understanding between Iraq and Kuwait.

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)Mon, Nov 25, 2013 Tue, Nov 26, 2013