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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

Iraq to restore ancient arch to woo back tourists

Iraqi authorities have contracted a Czech firm to carry out a 10-month restoration of the ancient Arch of Ctesiphon as part of a plan to boost tourism to the once-popular site.

Agence France-PresseMon, Jun 3, 2013 Wed, Jun 5, 2013

Marsh flooding brings new life to Iraq's 'Garden of Eden'

The lush marshes of Iraq are regarded by some as the original Garden of Eden, but they were drained and decimated by Saddam Hussein. Now a major restoration programme has seen people and wildlife return to one of the world's most famous wetlands.

BBC News MagazineSat, Jun 1, 2013 Wed, Jun 5, 2013

Standard Chartered to open branch in Iraq seeing loan growth

Standard Chartered plans to open branches this year in Baghdad and the city of Erbil, followed by a third next year in the oil hub of Basra.

Times of OmanTue, May 14, 2013 Wed, May 22, 2013

WHILE RECEIVING HIS IRANIAN COUNTERPART, PRESIDENT SALIH: BUILDING DISTINGUISHED RELATIONS WITH IRAN AND DEVELOP THEM WILL BE FOR THE BENEFIT OF IRAQ AND THE REGION IN GENERAL

President Barham Salih received Dr. Hassan Rouhani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, at Assalam Palace in Baghdad on Monday, March 11, 2019.
An official reception was held. The national anthems of the two countries were played after which the two Presidents inspected the Presidential Guards.

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The President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih separately received a copy of the credentials of the Germany Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Martin Jäger and of the Czech Republic Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Peter Stepanek. The meeti

On Monday, October 18, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih congratulated Iraqi people on the Occasion of the Prophet Mohammad birthday.
It is of great occasion to inspire the noble values and to learn the lessons that should be taken from fragrant biography of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in making peace, fraternity and brotherhood among human beings, Iraqi President Salih said.
Iraq is going through a critical juncture, and enormous challenges and major national tasks are still ahead of us, he underscored.

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Iraqi President to Yazidi Iraqis on Their Annual Holiday: Efforts to Find Missing Yazidis Must Continue, While Displaced Persons Must Be Allowed to Return, to Enjoy Peace in their Homes

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih, congratulated the Yazidi people on their annual ritual, the Three Day Fast of December. The meeting took place in Baghdad.
During this commemoration, President Salih also spoke again about the need to continue with domestic and international efforts to find out what had happened to the abducted Yazidi people who are still missing, as well as to continue the process of holding accountable those responsible for crimes against the Yazidi people.

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Iraqi President: High Standard of Scientific Level of Iraqi Universities Should Be Ensured, and Barriers Hindering University Professors and Students Should Be Overcome

On Monday, June 7, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih met with the Iraqi Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mr. Nabil Kazem Abdul Sahib. The meeting took place at al-Salam Palace in Baghdad.
It is vital to ensure a high standard of scientific level of Iraqi universities and raise the academic education in Iraq, President Salih said, with focus on the need that the scientific independence of universities should be guaranteed.

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President Salih hosts luncheon on honour of Egyptian President and Jordanian King: Iraqi, Egyptian and Jordanian cooperation is historical turning point towards prospects for peace and development in the region and in meeting the challenges presented

On Sunday, June 27, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih laid out an opulent state banquet welcome for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah's visit to Baghdad and where the visit is a major support for Iraq and its people.
In addition to President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, the Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbouosi and the Head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Chief Justice Faiq Zidan also attended the opulent state banquet.

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PRESIDENT SALIH EMPHASIZES IRAQ'S DESIRE TO OPTIMALLY COOPERATE WITH THE WORLD BANK

President Barham Salih received a delegation representing the World Bank headed by Dr. Merza Hasan the Dean of the Board and Executive Director of the Bank Group and his accompanying delegation, at the Presidential Office on Tuesday January 29, 2019.
The President expressed Iraq's desire to optimally cooperate with the World Bank in various fields in a way that achieves prosperity and progress of the country.

Iraqi Presidency (Office of the President of Iraq)Iraqi Presidency logoTue, Jan 29, 2019 Tue, Jan 29, 2019

President Salih: Our national forces should be united, and it is a matter of great importance to place the country's high interest above political ambitions or other considerations, and it is vital to keep democratic process on track

On Monday, October 18, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih congratulated Iraqi people on the Occasion of the Prophet Mohammad birthday.
It is of great occasion to inspire the noble values and to learn the lessons that should be taken from fragrant biography of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in making peace, fraternity and brotherhood among human beings, Iraqi President Salih said.

Iraqi Presidency (Office of the President of Iraq)Iraqi Presidency logoWed, Oct 20, 2021 Wed, Oct 20, 2021

President of Iraq Barham Salih congratulates President Joe Biden on his inauguration as President of the United States of America

Today, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih, congratulated US President Joe Biden on the occasion of his taking the constitutional oath and assuming his official duties.
President Salih expressed his aspiration to build upon the relationship between the two countries, saying that together Iraq and the USA faced many challenges and had a common interest in confronting these, - "especially those presented by terrorism and extremism," the President noted.

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Iraqi President Meets US Ambassador, Matthew Tueller

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the President of the Republic, Barham Salih met with US Ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller. The meeting took place at al-Salam Palace.
The close bilateral relations, and the mutual cooperation between Iraq and the USA across all the fields were discussed during the meeting. President Salih and the American Ambassador discussed how best to strengthen the prospects for further cooperation and where there could be further dialogue and functional commissions on strategic issues of common interest.

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THE PRESIDENT RECEIVES THE US AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ

President Barham Salih on Monday, January 28, 2019, received Ambassador Douglas Silliman, the US Ambassador to Iraq.
Ambassador. James Jeffrey, the US Representative to the Counterterrorism Coalition and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Peek were present at the meeting.

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Iraqi President meets Ambassadors from UN Security Council Permanent Members: Protecting Iraq’s Sovereignty and Supporting Iraqis’ Fight Against Terrorism were on the Agenda

On Monday, December 7, 2020, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih, met the Baghdad-based ambassadors of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. These are China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States. Also attending the meeting was Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein.

Iraqi Presidency (Office of the President of Iraq)Iraqi Presidency logoMon, Dec 7, 2020 Mon, Dec 7, 2020

PRESIDENT, MEETING PLASSCHAERT, CONFIRMS THE NEED TO ENSURE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF INTEGRITY OF UPCOMING ELECTIONS TO REFLECT GENUINE WILL OF CITIZENS

President Salih welcomed today UN envoy to Iraq Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.
The discussions at the meeting stressed the importance of the upcoming elections as well as the need to ensure the highest standards of integrity and transparency at all stages of the elections.

Iraqi Presidency (Office of the President of Iraq)Iraqi Presidency logoMon, Oct 5, 2020 Mon, Oct 5, 2020

Iraqi President: Yazidi Female Survivors Law Must Be Applied, Enhancing and Coordinating National and International Efforts to Detect Missing Persons Are Vital

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Braham Salih met with a number of Women survivors of Yazidi genocide who have been subjected to the most heinous violations and crimes of ISIS genocide. The meeting took place at al-Salam Palace in Baghdad.
President Salih was briefed by the members of the visiting delegation about the issues that they face.

Iraqi Presidency (Office of the President of Iraq)Iraqi Presidency logoWed, Jun 16, 2021 Wed, Jun 16, 2021

STATEMENT / Office of the President of Iraq

In the name of Allah, most merciful and most gracious
Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah. Among them is he who has fulfilled his vow [to the death], and among them is he who awaits [his chance]. And they did not alter [the terms of their commitment] by any alteration.

Iraqi Presidency (Office of the President of Iraq)Iraqi Presidency logoFri, Jan 3, 2020 Fri, Jan 3, 2020

President Jalal Talabani's doctors report that his health is improving

President Jalal Talabani meets with his medical team in Berlin: Doctors confirm that the President's health is improving.

Iraqi Presidency (Office of the President of Iraq)Iraqi Presidency logoFri, May 17, 2013 Mon, May 20, 2013

Iraqi President Salih Receives Credentials of Newly Appointed Ambassadors: Fighting against Terrorism, Curbing Corruption and Protecting Environment Are Common Challenges, Requiring Regional and International Cooperation

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, The President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih separately received a copy of the credentials of the Germany Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Martin Jäger and of the Czech Republic Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Peter Stepanek. The meeting took place at al-Salam Palace in Baghdad.

Iraqi Presidency (Office of the President of Iraq)Iraqi Presidency logoTue, Oct 19, 2021 Tue, Oct 19, 2021