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Business Council for International Understanding Hosts a Discussion to Honor Appointed-Ambassador Faily

BCIU welcomed Mr. Faily to a luncheon to discuss current and future business opportunities for Iraq and the United States.

Thu, Jun 27, 2013

U.N. Security Council Votes to Remove Iraq from Chapter VII Sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously voted to remove Iraq from Chapter VII of the UN Charter, moving the country a step closer to ending UN sanctions imposed over two decades ago.

Thu, Jun 27, 2013

Appointed-Ambassador Faily Meets with Congressman Jim McDermott

Congressman McDermott welcomed Ambassador Lukman Faily to his office where the two discussed the importance of future cooperation between Iraq and the United States.

Wed, Jun 26, 2013

Citigroup Opens in Iraq as CEO Scales Back Some Markets

Citigroup Inc. said it’s seeking to benefit from an estimated $1 trillion of infrastructure spending in Iraq as the country rebuilds roads and bridges after the war. This comes as Citigroup's CEO seeks to scale back operations in other nations.

BloombergWed, Jun 26, 2013 Wed, Jun 26, 2013

Iraq Presents United Nations with Hammurabi Obelisk Model at Official Ceremony

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari met on June 25, 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva to donate a model of the Hammurabi Obelisk to the European UN headquarters on behalf of the Government and people of Iraq.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jun 26, 2013 Wed, Jun 26, 2013

Iraq Presides Over the International Disarmament Conference

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari delivered a statement at the conference in which he recognized Iraq's new position in the international community and fulfillment of its international obligations.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jun 25, 2013 Wed, Jun 26, 2013

Foreign Minister Zebari Discusses Iraq-U.S. Relations with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Robert Beecroft

The two sides discussed the Strategic Framework Agreement and the current situation in Iraq after recent elections.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jun 21, 2013 Mon, Jun 24, 2013

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Receives President of Citigroup Inc.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Mr. Dance Avelanery announced the opening of a new Citi Bank in Iraq – marking the first American bank to have a physical presence in Baghdad.

Mon, Jun 24, 2013

First Production from Iraq's Majnoon Field Expected in July

First production from Iraq's Majnoon field is expected in July, Thamir Ghadbhan, top energy advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said on June 18, 2013. The giant Majnoon oil field is being developed by a consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA).

The Wall Street JournalTue, Jun 18, 2013 Wed, Jun 19, 2013

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for end to Saddam-era sanctions against Iraq

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for the end of the threat of sanctions against Iraq for its 1990 invasion of Kuwait amid a significant thaw between the neighbors. Ban said both governments have shown "statesmanship and respect" in healing the scars of the invasion.

Agence France-PresseTue, Jun 18, 2013 Wed, Jun 19, 2013

Appointed-Ambassador Faily and Spouse Host Dinner for Iraqi Delegation Participating in Women's Advancement Program

Appointed-Ambassador Lukman Faily and Mrs. Lameis Faily hosted a dinner at their Residence in honor of a delegation of five senior Iraqi government officials and civil society leaders visiting Washington, DC. Ambassador and Mrs. Faily were pleased to welcome Mr. Midhat Al-Mahmood, Chief Justice, Iraqi Higher Judicial Council and the accompanying delegation.

Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Foreign Minister Discusses Common Issues with U.S. Secretary of State

US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Minister of Foreign Affairs Hoshyar Zebari to discuss a number of common issues and thanked the Foreign Minister for his help in organizing a recent unity meeting of Iraq’s political and religious leaders.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 16, 2013 Sun, Jun 16, 2013

Iraq, Kuwait Representatives to the UN Submit MOU

Mohamed Ali Hakim, the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations and Mansour Al-Otaibi, Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations, presented a copy of the memorandum of understanding signed between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon on June 12, 2013.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Jun 13, 2013 Sun, Jun 16, 2013

U.S. Embassy in Baghdad: Educational Programs and Scholarships Available

The U.S. State Department supports a variety of educational programs, scholarships and opportunities for Iraqi scholars, students and professionals.

Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Appointed-Ambassador Faily welcomes Governor of Kirkuk

Appointed-Ambassador Faily received the Governor of Kirkuk, Najim al-Din Karim, at the Embassy in Washington, DC on June 11, 2013.

Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Iraq to get $6 trillion from energy in new strategy

Iraq recently unveiled an ambitious Integrated National Energy Strategy, which aims to raise $6 trillion from oil and gas sales by 2030 and massively increase local power generation. Iraq anticipates it will increase employment levels and living standards through this strategy.

The Economic TimesWed, Jun 12, 2013 Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Foreign Minister Meets U.S. State Department Advisor

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari met with his U.S. counterpart on June 11, 2013. Brett McGurk conveyed President Obama's approval on extending the protection of Iraqi assets in the United States for another year -- a decision which symbolizes the distinctive partnership between Iraq and the U.S.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jun 12, 2013 Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets with Kuwaiti Prime Minister

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met with Kuwait’s prime minister on June 12, 2013. The meeting signaled improving relations between the neighboring countries. The leaders hailed the recent talks as the start of a new chapter in their relationship and signed a series of agreements aimed at improving bilateral ties.

The Washington PostWed, Jun 12, 2013 Thu, Jun 13, 2013

American University Graduates Students From Across Iraq

The American University of Iraq in Sulaimaniyah brings together Iraq’s various religious and ethnic groups, providing education away from the country's sectarian divide.

Al-MonitorTue, Jun 4, 2013 Thu, Jun 6, 2013

Qatar Airways launches fourth destination in Republic of Iraq

The launch marks the rapid expansion by Qatar Airways in Iraq since the middle of 2012 when it began flights to Erbil, followed by the capital Baghdad and, earlier this year, Najaf.

TravelDailyNews InternationalWed, Jun 5, 2013 Wed, Jun 5, 2013