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News & Announcements

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Foreign Minister Congratulates his Emirati Counterpart on the Occasion of Electing UAE as a Non-Permanent Member of the UNSC

Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein, made a phone call to his Emirati counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to congratulate him on the occasion of the election of the UAE as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the period 2022-2023.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 14, 2021 Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs delivers Iraq’s speech at joint ministerial meeting of Cooperation Council for Arab States of Gulf

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein delivered on Thursday 16/9/2021 Iraq’s speech at the joint ministerial meeting of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.

In his speech, the Minister expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf, Mr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, for his care and great interest in the success of the strategic dialogue between the Republic of Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. He noted that these meetings established a new stage to build bridges of trust and find... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Sep 16, 2021 Fri, Sep 17, 2021

The Foreign Minister Meets with US President’s Envoy to Syria

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with the US President’s envoy to Syria Mr. Joel Rayburn. In the meeting, the two sides discussed ways to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis. The Minister expressed the Iraqi government’s interest in ending the ongoing conflict in Syria, resolving the issue of the displaced, and creating a safe environment for the return of the displaced to their areas of residence.

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

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

Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs and United Nations at Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received a phone call from Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs, and the United Nations at the British Foreign Office.

The two sides also discussed the British economic support to Iraq, and ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between Baghdad and London to serve the interests of the two friendly countries.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Oct 13, 2019 Tue, Oct 15, 2019

MOFA deplores the announcement of the region of Catalonia secession from Spain and emphasizes support for the unity of the country

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets that the authorities of the province of Catalonia declared unilateral separation, which contradicts the principles of the Spanish Constitution of 1978, that this decision would endanger security and peaceful coexistence in the Kingdom of Spain.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Oct 29, 2017 Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Foreign Minister: Iraq is Keen to be Part of the Regional and International Movement Aimed at Reducing International Humanitarian Crises and Promoting Human Rights

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim confirmed that the government dealt with the demonstrations that Iraq witnessed as true demands, so it made quick measures to meet these demands and formed sub-committees in the Governorates to determine the needs and made direct dialogue.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Feb 26, 2020 Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Foreign Minister Receives Georgian Counterpart Mr. David Zalkaliani

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Georgian Foreign Minister Mr. David Zalkaliani on the sidelines of the 40th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The meeting comes within the framework of maintaining high-level communication between the two countries and aims at strengthening bilateral relations, consultation on various issues, and regional challenges, which calls for Iraq to find sustainable solutions to enhance stability in the region.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Feb 26, 2019 Fri, Mar 1, 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

Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim participated in the meeting of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level in its extraordinary session through video conference to discuss the steps and measures that can be taken in the implementation of the Israeli entity’s plan to annex the West Bank or parts of it.

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim emphasised in his speech that the challenge facing our Arab nation and the Palestinian issue is not less serious than the global challenge posed by the Coronavirus.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Apr 30, 2020 Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hands Over Antiquities to Culture Minister

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, handed over antiquities to the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Hassan Nadhem. The antiquities which had been smuggled from Iraq were reclaimed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from several countries through coordination with the Iraqi embassies in those countries.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Aug 4, 2021 Wed, Aug 4, 2021

Congratulation

I congratulate the President-elect of the United States of America Joe Biden.
We look forward to strengthening bilateral relations and advancing dialogues and cooperation between the two countries at all levels, as the common challenges also require us to intensify joint action.

Foreign Minister
Fuad Hussein

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Nov 8, 2020 Sun, Nov 8, 2020

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

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim Meets German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen

Foreign Minister Mohamed A. Alhakim met with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen during the Davos World Economic Forum.

The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Baghdad and Berlin, in addition to ways of strengthening them to the benefit of the two friendly peoples, as well as reviewing the efforts and sacrifices made by the Iraqis in their war against Da’esh terrorist gangs and the international efforts supporting Iraq.

Minister Alhakim stated : The efforts of the international community should be combined to eliminate extremism and terrorism, and... Read more...

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

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Affirms Baghdad’s Keenness to Develop Joint Cooperation with Kuwait

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received his Kuwaiti counterpart, Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah at the Ministry’s headquarters in Baghdad.

The two Ministers discussed several issues related to bilateral relations as a result of the steady growth in these relations, Minister Fuad Hussein affirmed Baghdad’s keenness to develop joint cooperation with Kuwait, expressing his aspiration to continue work to advance the distinguished relations between the two countries and develop them at all levels.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 14, 2020 Mon, Jun 15, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets his Austrian Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Austrian Foreign Minister Mr. Alexander Schallenberg. The meeting discussed the resumption of the joint Iraqi-Austrian committee meetings as a framework to activate bilateral cooperation between Baghdad and Vienna.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Feb 18, 2020 Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Foreign Minister of Iraq, Mr. Fuad Hussein Gives Briefing at the NATO Meeting

On 11 March 2021, H.E. Mr. Hussein held a virtual video conference with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), in which he talked about the cooperation between Iraq and NATO and the latter’s training mission in Iraq.
For his part, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General, focused on discussions of the long-standing political and military dialogue between NATO and Iraqi officials, including his regular contacts with the Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and Foreign Minister Mr. Hussein.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Mar 12, 2021 Fri, Mar 12, 2021

Foreign Minister Meets UNESCO Director General in Paris

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim took part in the meeting of Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Ms. Audrey Azoulay with the official delegation of His Excellency Dr. Barham Salih on 25th of February 2019.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Feb 25, 2019 Mon, Feb 25, 2019

The Foreign Minister Gives Lecture at Dutch Clingendael Institute of International Relations

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim gave a lecture at the Dutch Clingendael Institute of International Relations, titled: “Iraq in the Middle East: Battleground or Bridge Building.”

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Oct 31, 2019 Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Foreign Minister Receives a Call from his German Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from German Foreign Minister Mr. Heiko Maas.
The conversation focused on bilateral relations and ties between the two countries, and on the initial decision of the US administration to withdraw the embassy from Baghdad.

Minister Fuad Hussein expressed concern about this decision, despite it being a sovereign decision by the US side, but it may lead to results that are not in the interest of the Iraqi people.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Oct 4, 2020 Sun, Oct 4, 2020

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