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JPMorgan Deepens Iraq Business After Citi, Standard Chartered

JPMorgan signed a one-year agreement to help the Trade Bank of Iraq finance imports of goods and services as Iraq continues to strengthen its economy.

BloombergSun, Jul 7, 2013 Mon, Jul 8, 2013

Shell to Start Iraq Oil Output Amid Plans for Saudi Investments

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) will start producing crude at Iraq’s Majnoon oil field as early as next month and plans to increase energy investments in Saudi Arabia, its regional vice president said.

BloombergThu, May 16, 2013 Wed, May 22, 2013

Azzam Alwash of Iraq Receives 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize

"...the Mesopotamian marshes are starting to flourish again as a result of Alwash’s advocacy. Almost half of the original area is now flooded again, and the Sumerians have begun to reestablish their lives. In what is perhaps the most telling evidence of his success elevating the importance of the environment in Iraq, the restored marshes are slated to be established as the country’s first national park in the spring of 2013."

The Goldman Environmental PrizeMon, Apr 15, 2013 Mon, Apr 15, 2013

Britain boosts Iraq military trainers to combat Islamic State

The United Kingdom will send an additional 125 military trainers to Iraq to counter the rising threat from the Islamic State, Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday at the G-7 summit.

The prime minister's office said the military personnel were being provided at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. They will chiefly help Iraqi forces learn how to deal with improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.

USA TodaySun, Jun 7, 2015 Wed, Jun 10, 2015

One of 7 wonders of the world finally tracked down

There has long been a slight problem with the declaration of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world -- there was no proof it actually existed. Now, an Oxford University researcher says...

USA TodayMon, May 6, 2013 Tue, May 7, 2013

President Masum: Stopping ISIL a global duty

Iraq must enter into a new partnership with the international community -- a historic partnership to end evil.

USA TodayWed, Sep 24, 2014 Wed, Sep 24, 2014

MOFA Spokesperson: MOFA Strongly Condemns the Criminal Attack that Targeted Innocent Worshippers in Saint Mark's Cathedral, Cairo.

"Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemns the criminal terrorist attack that targeted innocent worshippers in Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Abbassia District, Cairo. On behalf of the Iraqi Government and people

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Dec 13, 2016 Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Press Statement

on Saturday, 9/10/2021, the Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein arrived in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, to participate in the meeting of the States of the Non-Aligned Movement, which will be held to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the first conference of the founding of the Movement, which will be hosted by the Republic of Serbia for the period from 11-12/10/2021.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Oct 12, 2021 Tue, Oct 12, 2021

Foreign Minister and UN Special Envoy to Syria Discuss Syrian Situation

Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim and UN Special Envoy to Syria, Mr. Geir Pedersen, discussed the latest developments in Syria and ways to resolve the crisis.

Minister Alhakim stressed during the meeting held on the sidelines of the Davos conference in Switzerland that the solution of the crisis must be by Syria and without the intervention of any foreign party, adding that Iraq supports the efforts of the UN Special Envoy to Syria and his capabilities to achieve positive results, and stated that the United Nations must take its role in ending conflicts and helping people... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jan 25, 2019 Fri, Jan 25, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with his Saudi Counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and discussed the progress of bilateral relations between Baghdad and Riyadh.
The two sides praised the growing development that was witnessed in the last period, and the ways to strengthen it further in light of the strong and serious will of both countries to strengthen the frameworks for cooperation.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Dec 7, 2020 Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the bombing of the Headquarters of the Popular Mobilization Forces brigade by the US forces, which we view as a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of Iraq, and a condemned act, which is rejected by all customs and laws that govern relations between states.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Dec 30, 2019 Tue, Jan 7, 2020

Speech of Iraq delivered by Dr. Ibrahim Al- Jaafari Foreign Minister of Iraq in 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in new York

Full text of the speech of Iraq delivered by Dr. Ibrahim Al- Jaafari Foreign Minster of Iraq in session of the United nations general Assembly in new York

In the name of God

(but as for that which benefits the people, it remains on the earth ) [alRaad 17]

Mrs. Maria Fernanda Espinosa President of the UN general Assembly73rd session ..

HE Antonio Guterres UN Secretary-General .. Majesty, and Excellecies

Mercy and blessings of God be upon you

At the start it is my pleasure to congratulate you for your assumption of presidency of the current... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Sep 30, 2018 Sun, Sep 30, 2018

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Takes Office

A ceremony was held at the Foreign Ministry to hand over the position of the Foreign Minister to Mr. Fouad Hussein in the presence of former Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim, the Ministry’s Undersecretaries and Heads of Departments.
Minister Fuad Hussein assured that the Ministry will move towards promoting balanced relations based on achieving the interests of Iraq, achieving the aspirations of Iraqi people, and implementing foreign policy issues within the governmental program.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 7, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets his Syrian Counterpart Mr. Walid Al-Moallem

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Syrian Foreign Minister Mr. Walid Al-Moallem on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.
Minister Alhakim affirmed the depth of Iraqi-Syrian relations, and Iraq’s adherence to elevating them to broader prospects that serve the interests of the two brotherly peoples, noting the convergence of views on the need to adopt political solutions to resolve crises and not to interfere in the affairs of other countries.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Sep 30, 2019 Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with UNAMI Head of Mission

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq to discuss the political developments taking place in the Iraqi arena and the UN efforts in support of Iraq.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Feb 20, 2019 Thu, Feb 21, 2019

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

Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim on the European Union-Iraq relations and regional cooperation

Iraq and EU strongly affirm their shared commitment to peace and stability in the wider Middle East and call for the de-escalation of the current tensions in the region, reminding that the risks and the consequences may affect Iraq, the region and beyond. The EU and Iraq share a common vision for the region and wish to proactively support actions and initiatives to promote dialogue instead of confrontation, aiming to build a cooperative framework based on shared interests. Cooperation is the strongest foundation of a long-term regional security, stability and sustainable development. The... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jul 17, 2019 Sun, Jul 14, 2019

FM receives the ambassador of USA in Baghdad

FM Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari received the ambassador of USA in Baghdad Mr. Doghlas Siliman at the ministry's headquarter in Baghdad on Sunday 10 September 2017.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Sep 11, 2017 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Foreign Minister Meets with Foreign Relations Committee of the Dutch Parliament

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with the Foreign Relations Committee of the Dutch Parliament.

Minister Alhakim discussed the latest developments in Iraq and the measures taken by the Iraqi government to meet the demands of the youth and maintain security, calling on the Dutch side to open new prospects for cooperation in order to promote the Iraqi economy and provide job opportunities through stimulating investment in the productive sectors, especially agriculture, industry and reconstruction of liberated areas

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Oct 29, 2019 Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Iraqi Foreign Minister and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Chair Meetings of Joint Iraqi-Russian committee

The Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein and Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov chaired the meetings of the Iraqi-Russian Joint Committee of the ninth session, held in Moscow on Thursday, August 26, 2021, to discuss files of bilateral cooperation between Baghdad and Moscow, and ways to develop them to serve the two friendly countries.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Aug 28, 2021 Sat, Aug 28, 2021