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News & Announcements

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Foreign Minister Meets his Cypriot Counterpart Mr. Nikos Christodoulides

Minister Alhakim stressed the need to expedite the process of appointing the Ambassador of Iraq to the Republic of Cyprus, and called for the convening of the quartet meeting of foreign ministers: Iraq, Jordan, Greece and Cyprus; in line with what was agreed at the tripartite summit held in Amman on 14/4/2019, Minister Alhakim pointed to the importance of the World Conference on Reconstruction and Development in Iraq scheduled to be held in Nicosia from 6-12 12/2019.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Sep 26, 2019 Thu, Sep 26, 2019

H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi: We received a good response and optimistic to resolve situations in the region

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi said in a statement at the end of his visit to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
We came to the Kingdom to commend for the Saudi National Day, we met the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince to follow up the relations between the two countries which is developing, to discuss the regional situation and seek to calm the situation, to prevent the dangers of any conflict or war and avoid the ramifications, The meetings were intense, deep, frank and straightforward, we put some perceptions on how to find solutions to help the two... Read more...

Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-AbadiThu, Sep 26, 2019 Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with Former UNAMI Head of Mission Jan Kubis

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Mr. Jan Kubis the former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) in Iraq.
Minister Alhakim stressed the importance of the United Nations active role in supporting and assisting Iraq in various political, security and humanitarian field, stating that the United Nations is the umbrella responsible for the protection and support of the people of the world.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Sep 26, 2019 Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Foreign Minister Gives Iraq’s Speech at the 11th Article 14 Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim gave Iraq’s speech at the Article 11 Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
At the outset of the speech, the Minister expressed Iraq’s desire to participate actively in enhancing the role of international conventions and instruments in the field of disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation, and to help develop them in a way that contributes to the maintenance of international peace and security.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Sep 26, 2019 Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Diplomatic Efforts

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

President Receives Italian Prime Minister

President Salih met today with the Prime Minister of Italy, Mr. Giuseppe Conte. The meeting occurred on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
President Salih said that Iraq seeks to establish productive and mutually beneficial relations with Italy and the European Union.

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with his Lebanese Counterpart Mr. Gebran Bassil

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Lebanese Foreign Minister Mr. Gebran Bassil. The two Ministers discussed bilateral relations between Baghdad and Beirut and ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Sep 25, 2019 Wed, Sep 25, 2019

President Salih Meets President Trump

President Salih met His Excellency Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, in New York today. He began the meeting by noting the incredible resurgence of business and civic life that Iraq is experiencing.
President Salih went on to highlight the need to support hard-won stability in Iraq, and to complete the victory against terrorism through construction and development. He also noted the importance of working to develop more positive regional dynamics so as to enhance security and stability.

Wed, Sep 25, 2019 Wed, Sep 25, 2019

President, In an Opinion Article, Emphasizes: Iraq Is Committed to Mideast Stability, We’re Inviting our Neighbors to Convene in Baghdad

President Barham Salih asserted that his message during his participation in the work of the United Nations General Assembly, stresses that "Iraq has no intention of being dragged into regional conflicts. Iraq intends to protect its own interests and will not allow itself to be used as a base to attack its neighbors or as a battleground for their proxies."

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 Tue, Sep 24, 2019

President Attends Opening of 2019 UN General Assembly Meeting

Today, President Salih attended the opening of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City.
His Excellency is set to deliver a speech to the assembled world leaders tomorrow, updating the distinguished body on Iraq’s latest accomplishments and developments.

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 Tue, Sep 24, 2019

President Salih Meets Bulgarian President, Discusses Bilateral Ties

His Excellency President Salih received Bulgarian President Rumen Radev today in New York City on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
The two presidents discussed Iraqi-Bulgarian ties, as well as ways to improve mutual cooperation in a variety of fields. The two friendly nations, they agreed, can work together on a variety of international as well as regional issues of common concern.

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 Tue, Sep 24, 2019

President Receives Georgian President

President Salih received Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili in New York City today, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings.
During the meeting, both presidents discussed further securing bilateral relations, as well as the importance of improving and broadening mutual cooperation in all relevant fields as befits two friendly nations.
Together, they also reviewed recent political and security developments in the region and around the world.
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Tue, Sep 24, 2019 Tue, Sep 24, 2019

President Meets German Chancellor

President Salih met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today in New York City on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
President Salih and Chancellor Merkel examined ways to improve ties across all fields between Iraq and Germany, noting the friendly historic relations between the two countries

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with his Austrian Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Austrian Foreign Minister Mr. Alexander Schallenberg. The two sides discussed aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them in various fields.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Sep 24, 2019 Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with Dr. Rola Dashti, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Dr. Rola Dashti, Executive Secretary of ESCWA. The two sides discussed the importance of cooperation between the ESCWA and Iraq in an effective manner, working to provide opportunities for economic well-being and social development, and enhancing cooperation among member countries to achieve regional integration in the UN reform project.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Sep 21, 2019 Mon, Sep 23, 2019

President Meets with Emir of Kuwait

President Salih visited with His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings today.
His Excellency was pleased to hear about the Emir’s excellent health and Kuwait’s progress on a number of fronts.
The President wished His Highness good health and wellness, and extended a message to all Kuwaitis, wishing them progress and prosperity.
President Salih expressed Iraq's strong interest in regional stability so as to allow for the advancement of economic progress for all.

Mon, Sep 23, 2019 Mon, Sep 23, 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 Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Turkish Government to Retrieve 80 Antiquities Taken out Illegally from the Country and Found by Turkish Authorities in 2008.

Mon, Sep 23, 2019 Mon, Sep 23, 2019

President Arrives in Erbil

President Salih arrived in Erbil this afternoon.
His Excellency was received by Mr. Nechirvan Barzani, President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region, and Mr. Firsat Sofi, the Governor of Erbil, at the Erbil International Airport, along with various senior staff.
President Salih plans on holding meetings with a number of senior officials in the Kurdistan Region to discuss lingering issues between the Federal Iraqi Government and the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government.

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Reconstruction Board Bill Sent to Parliament After Approval by Council of Ministers

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the Council of Ministers approved the draft law that would create a Reconstruction Board. It will now be jointly submitted to the House of Representatives by the Presidency of the Republic and the Council of Ministers.
The draft law provides a framework for quickly launching major infrastructure projects across the country, including roads, bridges, airports, and seaports.
The draft law also aims at alleviating general unemployment by promoting investment, employing a wide array of capable individuals in a variety of different sectors.

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 Fri, Sep 20, 2019

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