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Foreign Minister Meets Secretary General of the League of Arab States

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States to discuss the overall political and security situation in Iraq and the region.

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

The Foreign Minister Presides over First Session of Meeting of Ministers Council and Gives Speech

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim gave the opening speech at the first session of the Ministerial Council at its 152nd regular session at the level of Foreign Ministers.
Minister Alhakim’s speech included an update on the situation in the Arab region, including: Iraq’s urging Arab and regional countries and the international community to support the new Sudanese government to achieve stability and maintain the unity of Sudan, stressing the continuation of support for the Palestinian issue, raising the momentum for demanding the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, and... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Sep 11, 2019 Wed, Sep 11, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets Secretary General of the League of Arab States

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States to discuss the overall political and security situation in Iraq and the region.
Minister Alhakim called for joint action to resolve regional problems to achieve peace and stability in the region.

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

Foreign Minister Meets US Assistant Secretary of State Mr. David Schenker

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with US Assistant of State Mr. David Schenker during which they discussed bilateral relations between Baghdad and Washington and the importance of continuing to work for the common interests of both countries.

Minister Alhakim reviewed the government’s efforts in combating terrorism, and the threat it poses which requires concerted efforts by the international community to eradicate it, in addition to the efforts to rebuild Iraq’s infrastructure.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Sep 4, 2019 Thu, Sep 5, 2019

Foreign Minister Attends the Start of Planning and Budget Committee of Asian Parliaments

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim attended the start of the meeting of the Planning and Budget Committee of Asian Parliaments with the participation of a number of high-level government officials, Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Mr. Mohammed Halbousi , Members of the Council and ambassadors of countries accredited to Baghdad.
The conference aims to develop visions for security, peace and development for all countries, remove barriers to strengthen relations and activate common interests with the current situation in the region and Asia.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Sep 4, 2019 Wed, Sep 4, 2019

President Receives Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq

President Barham Salih welcomed Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Iraq, to the Presidential Office in Baghdad today.
The President emphasized the international organization’s critical role in Iraq, citing efforts the UN has made to support the democratic process across the country as well as highlighting the importance of Iraq as a potential trusted actor that could help reduce regional tension and consolidate international peace and security.

Sun, Sep 1, 2019 Sun, Sep 1, 2019

President Mourns Passing of Secretary General of the Union of Iraqi Writers

President Salih sent a letter of condolences today to the national cultural and literary community upon hearing about the tragic passing of the Secretary General of the Union of Iraqi Writers, Ibrahim al-Khayat.
The following is the text of the condolence from President Salih:
In the name of Allah, most merciful and most gracious,
With heavy hearts, we are stunned to learn the tragic news about the passing of one of Iraq’s great writers and poets, Ibrahim al-Khayat.

Wed, Aug 28, 2019 Thu, Aug 29, 2019

The Foreign Minister Receives Telephone Call from his British Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received a phone call from the new British Foreign Secretary Mr. Dominic Raab.
Mr. Alhakim congratulated him on the occasion of his appointment as UK Foreign Secretary.
The two ministers discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in various fields, especially security and intelligence coordination and efforts to combat terrorism, and serve common interests Of the two friendly countries.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Aug 28, 2019 Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Statement / Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry rejects and condemns the Bahraini Foreign Minister’s Tweet about the recent attacks on Arab territories and the Popular Mobilization Forces by Zionist enemy under the pretext of self-defense.
The Popular Mobilization Forces stood by our armed forces, the police (local and federal), the Peshmerga, and the tribal fighters to defend our holy land and made great sacrifices to liberate the cities of Iraq, and to defeat Da’esh terrorist gangs.

Iraqi Foreign Ministry
28/8/2019

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Aug 28, 2019 Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets Arab Ambassadors Accredited to Baghdad

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Arab ambassadors accredited to Baghdad
The Minister started the meeting with congratulating the Ambassador of Sudan on the occasion of his country’s appointment of a prime minister, which is a step towards achieving the aspirations of the Sudanese people.
Minister Alhakim then reviewed the political and security developments, including the recent bombings, which were of concern to Iraq, stressing that in the case of the involvement of a state from outside Iraq, Iraq reserves the right to respond according to international law... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Aug 26, 2019 Tue, Aug 27, 2019

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

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

The Foreign Ministry Holds Memorial Service for its Martyrs

The Foreign Ministry held a memorial service for its martyrs who were victims of a terrorist bombing in 2009.
The Foreign Minister laid a wreath at the memorial that the ministry held for this tragic incident, and delivered a speech in which he commended the martyrs, recalling the active role of Iraqi diplomacy in the fight against terrorism.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Aug 19, 2019 Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Joint Statement of Foreign Ministers Meeting of the Republic of Iraq, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Arab Republic of Egypt

A tripartite meeting was held in Baghdad on 4 August 2019 and included Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim , the Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Sameh Shukri, and the Foreign Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Mr. Ayman Al-Safadi to develop cooperation among the three countries in different fields in implementation of the decisions of the Tripartite Summit held in Cairo on 24 March 2019 between the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Majesty King Abdullah II, the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah Al-... Read more...

Mon, Aug 5, 2019 Tue, Aug 6, 2019

The ministry of Foreign Affairs condemn the terrorist incident suffered by our brothers in the Arab Republic of Egypt

Iraq expresses its strong condemnation of the terrorist incident suffered by our brothers in the Arab Republic of Egypt, which claimed the lives of civilians and injured others.

While Iraq affirms its rejection of terrorism in all its forms , it stands with the international community in the face of terrorism, supports all good efforts aimed at eliminating extremism and violence, in addition to supporting the efforts of the Egyptian government in its actions to maintain security and stability of the country. Iraq states its readiness to assist in facing this threat to the lives of... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Aug 6, 2019 Tue, Aug 6, 2019

H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi receives Foreign Ministers of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received this day in Baghdad, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt Sameh Hassan Shoukry and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ayman Safadi.
The Ministers conveyed to His Excellency at the beginning of the meeting greetings of the Egyptian President and His Majesty the Jordanian King.

Prime Minister's Media OfficeSun, Aug 4, 2019 Sun, Aug 4, 2019

The President Mourns with Victims of Anfal Genocide

President Salih met today with dozens of family members who lost loved ones during the infamous Anfal genocide of the 1980s.

Taking care to listen to all their concerns in the Al Salam Palace in Baghdad, the President stated clearly that this violence was a genocidal act aimed at the Kurdish people and will forever be a wound that is never fully healed in the hearts of all Iraqis. President Salih emphasized that no matter how painful, this time must never be forgotten. These types of crimes must never again be allowed to occur, and we must ensure the families of all those affected... Read more...

Wed, Jul 31, 2019 Thu, Aug 1, 2019

Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Iraq will take part in the talks in Astana on Thursday, which is one of the important paths of dialogue between the parties of the Syrian-Syrian conflict, which could lead to an end to the violence in the country and bring positive results.

We welcome any efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis and strongly support its resolve by peaceful means. We express our readiness to coordinate with the countries of the world in order to end Syrian people’s suffering which entered the ninth year.

Thu, Aug 1, 2019 Thu, Aug 1, 2019

The Defense, Security and Military Industries Fair

The 9th Session of the Defense, Security and Military Industries fair will be held in Baghdad International exhibition in Baghdad – Iraq, March 7th - 10th, 2020.
All interested military, Security and defense companies should contact the Iraqi United Company for Fair and International Conference with any questions or concerns regarding reserving a booth. Please also include an introduction about the participating company to the POC below:

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi receives EU's delegation.

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received, this day, EU's delegation, during the meeting; they discussed mutual collaboration between Iraq and EU in the counter-terrorism file, exchange the views concerning how to deal with Daesh 's detainees' large number to face a fair trial in accordance with the law.

Prime Minister's Media OfficeWed, Jul 24, 2019 Wed, Jul 24, 2019

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