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Atlantic Council Hosts Amb. Al Khirullah

The Atlantic Council hosted Ambassador Nazar Al Khirullah on July 26 in a seminar attended by a number of senior researchers and experts specialized in Iraqi affairs in Washington, where H.E. shed light on the priorities of the Iraqi government at political, economic & security levels, and the prospects for cooperation between both countries according Strategic Framework Agreement SFA, so as to achieve common goals and interests for Iraq & US .

Thu, Sep 7, 2023 Thu, Sep 7, 2023

The Embassy Holds Seminar to Arab Media Outlets

Ambassador Al Khirullah held seminar with Arab media outlets on July 25 to familiarize them with the Iraqi government’s priorities with respect to improving service file ...

Thu, Sep 7, 2023 Thu, Sep 7, 2023

Ambassador Al Khirullah Meets with Geoffrey Pyatt

Ambassador Al Khirullah held constructive meeting with @AsstSecENR Geoffrey Pyatt @StateDept on July 20 as they discussed: upgrading partnership in energy sector between ; Iraqi gov priorities to increase production capacity; energy independence; benefiting from US technology in renewable energy; boosting partnership & exchanging visits & expertise between both countries.

Thu, Sep 7, 2023 Thu, Sep 7, 2023

Ambassador Al Khirullah Attends Reception held by US Chamber of Commerce

On the evening of July 17, Ambassador Nazar Al Khirullah attended a reception held by the US Chamber of Commerce in honor of H.E. in his capacity as Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the USA ...

Thu, Sep 7, 2023 Thu, Sep 7, 2023

Ambassador Al Khirullah Receives Mr. Safeen Dizayee

The Head of the Department of Foreign Relations in KRG of Iraq Safeen Dizayee congratulated Ambassador Al Khirullah on the assumption of his new position as he paid a visit to the Embassy on July 17. ...

Sun, Aug 20, 2023 Sun, Aug 20, 2023

Boeing Presents Symbolic Gift to Ambassador Al Khirullah

Bryan Lopp, Director of International Operations & Policy at the Boeing Company presented a symbolic gift to Ambassador Nazar Al Khirullah on July 19; the two sides discussed the potential partnership between Boeing and Iraqi Airways with respect to capacity building programs, holding workshops, and helping Iraq get rid of the European embargo through coordination between the technical authorities of both countries. ...

Thu, Aug 17, 2023 Thu, Aug 17, 2023

Ambassador Al Khirullah Meets with Major General Yahya Rasool

Ambassador Nazar Al Khirullah met with Major General Yahya Rasool, the official spokesman of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, at the Embassy on July 14 during the latter’s visit to Washington DC to attend meetings of the Contact Group of the global Coalition to Defeat Terrorist Daesh “ISIS”, and exchanged views on promoting counterterrorism. ...

Thu, Aug 17, 2023 Thu, Aug 17, 2023

Ambassador Al Khirullah Meets with Ms. Barbara Leaf

Ambassador Nazar Al Khirullah met with Ms. Barbara Leaf, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, at the State Department headquarters on July 14 when they discussed several topics to explore prospects for developing political, economic and cultural relations between both countries; supporting building of confidence; strengthening economic partnerships; and boosting cooperation in various domains. Amb. Al Khirullah explained priorities of the Iraqi government regarding associated gas investment projects and partnerships with countries to achieve self-sufficiency for Iraq in... Read more...

Thu, Aug 17, 2023 Thu, Aug 17, 2023

Amb. Al Khirullah Meets with Steve Lutes at US Chamber of Commerce

On July 13, Ambassador Al Khirullah met with Steve Lutes, Vice President of Middle East Affairs at US Chamber of Commerce and Head of Iraqi-American Business Council (USIBC) and discussed with him the meetings’ outcome of the Iraqi-American Business Council’s delegation visit to Iraq last June, highlighting the government’s orientation towards boosting commercial relations and partnership between the private sector of both countries; and reviewing the government’s priorities on energy, renewable energy, desalination and cooperation in health sector between both countries’ institutes. ...... Read more...

Thu, Aug 17, 2023 Thu, Aug 17, 2023

The Embassy Underscores Government’s Attention to Iraqi Community

The embassy hosted a dinner invitation on Tuesday, July 11, for a large group of the Iraqi community: doctors, businessmen, researchers, media professionals, artists, and from other various sectors. The new ambassador Nazar Al Khirullah introduced the community to the priorities of the Iraqi government, and the embassy's work plan to develop relations with the American side and take care of community’s related affairs. ...

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

Ambassador Al Khirullah Meets with Honar Issa

Ambassador Nazar Al Khirullah met with Honar Issa, Provost of the American University in Kurdistan in Iraq during the latter’s presence in Washington DC on July 3. The two sides engaged in educational discussion touching upon the strategic framework agreement SFA and the principles of education quality assurance to academic institutions. ...

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

Insulting Religions is Hatred Behavior against Religions and Multiculturalism

Insulting the Holy Qur’an and the feelings of Muslims is nothing but an offense to all religions. The freedom of expression is not in any way a justification for such acts that justify insulting religions and their symbols. What was committed in terms of insulting the Holy Qur’an in Sweden is a condemned, racial, religious hatred and unjustified act according to all customs and laws. ...

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

Ambassador Al Khirullah Meets with Consultant Scott Taylor

Ambassador Al Khirullah met with the founder of Taylor Global Strategies TGS, the consultant Scott Taylor at the Embassy’s headquarters on June 24 and reviewed the government’s orientation to enhance economic opportunities and investments before the international companies, including the American ones to enter the local market of Iraq with a view to exchange expertise and raise the development level in our country. ...

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

Iraq Receives 1st “Boeing 787” from US

The Embassy participated in the ceremony of receiving the 1st “Boeing 787” out of (10) Dreamliner aircrafts according to contract concluded between Iraq & US. The ceremony was attended by representatives of Iraqi Airways, the Civil Aviation Authority and the Boeing Company. ...

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

PM Congratulates Iraqi People on Winning of our U23 Football Team in WAFF Championship

Congratulations to the Iraqi people on the remarkable victory of our U23 football team in WAFF Championship. Their exceptional performance and winning the championship was a testament to their strength and determination. We extend our gratitude to the passionate sports fans whose unwavering support featured Iraq's love for life and peace. We also express our appreciation to all the participating teams for their presence in Iraq and wish them the best of luck in the future. ...

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

Ambassador Al Khirullah Receives Sarhang Hamasaeed

The director of Middle East Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC, Mr. Sarhang Hamasaeed congratulared Ambassador Nazar Al Khirullah on assuming his new position to the United States of America as he paid a visit to the Embassy’s headquarters on June 15. ...

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

PM receives USIBC Delegation

PM Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani said as he received the Iraq-US Business Council (USIBC) headed by Steve Lutes on June 14, that Iraq is qualified to be an attractive environment for the private sector and foreign companies highlighting that the government has taken a set of decisions to simplify procedures for investors and tackle problems in this respect. The PM pointed out that: Iraq is moving towards oil alternatives that will be available after 2028; we have started investing in the flaring gas sector, which costs us $4 billion per year; the TotalEnergies agreement will supply our country... Read more...

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

PM Announces Initiation of New Projects

On June 12, PM Mohammad Shia Al-Sudani announced: "We have started building new residential cities and have contracted to build bridges and tunnels. We plan, after approving the budget, that Iraq will be a workshop in all governorates for construction and reconstruction".

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

Iraq Activates Coordination with GCC Electric Interconnection Project

The government has taken promising actions recently in Iraq to activate the coordination at the ministerial level with respect to GCC electric interconnection project so as to achieve technical stability in Iraqi electricity network & exchanging power supply.

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

Amb. Al Khirullah Receives Iraqi Assyrian Community in US

Ambassador Nazar Al Khirullah received representatives of the Iraqi Assyrian community in US on behalf of active Assyrian Organizations at the Embassy’s headquarters on June 9. They discussed common issues, enhancing communication with the community and referring their demands to the competent Iraqi authorities. ...

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023