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Foreign Minister meets Spanish Foreign Minister in Madrid

On June 25th, 2021, the Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein and his accompanying delegation met with the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Arancha González. During the meeting, joint views were exchanged on bilateral relations and the current situation in the region, as the Minister presented the most important preparations for holding the elections next October and current challenges in the region, commending the support of Spain and the EU to send observers during the upcoming elections.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jun 29, 2021 Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Foreign Minister Meets Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism

Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein and the accompanying delegation met٫ on 25 June 2021 with the Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, H.E. Mrs. María Reyes Maroto. H.E. presented a summary of the industrial and commercial reality, general economic situation in Iraq, current challenges within this framework, and ways to develop these various sectors through cooperation and exchanging experiences with friendly countries, including Spain.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jun 29, 2021 Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Foreign Minister Meets Syrian Counterpart on Sidelines of 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly in New York

Foreign Minister Dr.Ibrahim Al-Jaafari met with Foreign Minister of the republic of Syria Mr. Walid Al-Muallem on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. They reviewed the issues of common interest, affirming the necessity of combining efforts and cooperation to enhance security and stability of the region and defeat terrorism.

Mr. Al-Muallem officially invited Dr. Al-Jaafari to visit Damascus in the framework of opening new horizons for joint cooperation.

Mon, Oct 1, 2018 Mon, Oct 1, 2018

Foreign Minister Meets Syrian President in Damascus

Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus and discussed the enhancement of joint cooperation and the opening of the border crossings between the two countries, in addition to reviewing the developments taking place in the region and internationally.

The minister said during the meeting "The world until recently was afraid of Daesh terrorist gangs and that the Iraqis and the Syrians faced it and achieved successive victories. Today, everyone is looking with respect and appreciation to what has been achieved. We must continue... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Oct 16, 2018 Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Foreign minister meets the ambassadors and representatives of the diplomatic missions of the countries of Asia, Africa, America, Australia, Turkey and Iran.

Foreign minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari met the ambassadors and representatives of the diplomatic missions of the countries of Asia, Africa, America, Australia, Turkey and Iran to Iraq at the ministry's headquarter in Baghdad.

During the meeting, they reviewed the political procedures, the security developments, the war efforts against Da'esh terroristic gangs, and the relations of Iraq with other countries.

The minister said that Iraqis continue their sacrifices to liberate the rest of Al-Mosul through the unity of the security forces, Peshmargha, Tribes and counterterrorism... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Feb 22, 2017 Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Foreign Minister meets the Deputy of Secretary-General of the United Nations for humanitarian partnership in the Middle East and Central Asia

On the sidelines of the human rights council meetings in Geneva, the foreign minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari met on 1 arch 2017 the Deputy of Secretary-General of the United Nations for humanitarian partnership in the Middle East and Central Asia Mr. Rashid Khalikom.

During the meeting, they discussed the situations that Iraq passes through in its war against Da'esh terroristic gangs, and the humanitarian situations of the displaced people.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Mar 2, 2017 Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Foreign Minister Meets the President of the Spanish Chamber of Deputies

H.E Foreign Minister, Mr. Fuad Hussein and his accompanying delegation met, on 25 June 2021 with the Speaker of the Spanish House of Representatives, H.E. Mrs. Meritxell Batet. During the meeting, the Minister presented a summary of the current situation in Iraq and the region and the challenges facing the Iraqi government, as well as the preparations for holding elections next October, stressing the importance of these elections for Iraq.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jun 29, 2021 Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Foreign Minister Meets the UN Special Envoy to Syria

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Mr. Geir Pedersen , the UN special envoy to Syria.

Minister Alhakim stressed the importance of resolving the Syrian crisis by peaceful means, and relying on dialogue in order to reach a peaceful solution to the crisis, expressing Iraq’s welcome of the initiatives that lead to ending the conflict and cease-fire, while stressing the importance of the Syrian-Syrian solution.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Feb 16, 2020 Sun, Feb 16, 2020

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

Foreign Minister Meets UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Mr. Filippo Grandi in Geneva on the sidelines of the 40th session of the Human Rights Council.

The meeting discussed the humanitarian situation in Iraq and stressed the need of Iraq for the efforts of the United Nations and humanitarian organizations because the legacy of the war on terror was very strong on the Iraqis and called for the importance of expanding the work of the UNHCR and providing more necessary supplies for displaced families , expressing thanks and appreciation for the efforts... Read more...

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

Foreign Minister meets UN Secretary-General's Adviser on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict on Sidelines of 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly in New York

Iraqi Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari met with the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The meeting reviewed the overall situation in Iraq and the efforts made by international organizations to support Iraq in various fields.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Sep 27, 2018 Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Foreign Minister Meets Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate on the Margins of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New

Iraqi Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari met with the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office, Mr. Vladimir Vornikov and Mrs. Michèle Coninsx Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate on the margins of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York and discussed the overall political and security situation in Iraq, and the international support provided for Iraq in the fight against terrorism.

Minister Al-Jaafari stated that Iraq is a country that has faced a global war against Daesh terrorist... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Oct 3, 2018 Wed, Oct 3, 2018

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.

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

Foreign Minister Meets UNESCO General Director in New York

His Excellency Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jafaari met with UNESCO's General Director, Mrs. Audrey Azoulay, on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The meeting discussed UNESCO's support for Iraq and stressed the need to rehabilitate ancient cities.

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Foreign Minister Meets United States Ambassador in Baghdad

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with the United States Ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Douglas Silliman on the occasion of ending his tenure in Baghdad.

The Minister thanked Ambassador Silliman for his efforts during his stay in Baghdad and his continuous efforts to enhance strategic relations between the two countries wishing him success in his new assignment.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jan 28, 2019 Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets US Ambassador to Baghdad

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with the United States Ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Matthew Tueller.

At the beginning of the meeting, the US Ambassador congratulated the Minister on assuming his position as Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq and expressed his looking forward to witnessing a qualitative improvement in the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 8, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets US Assistant Secretary of State Mr. David Schenker

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with US Assistant of State Mr. David Schenker during which they discussed bilateral relations between Baghdad and Washington and the importance of continuing to work for the common interests of both countries.

Minister Alhakim reviewed the government’s efforts in combating terrorism, and the threat it poses which requires concerted efforts by the international community to eradicate it, in addition to the efforts to rebuild Iraq’s infrastructure.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Sep 4, 2019 Thu, Sep 5, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee in the British Parliament

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with Mr. Tom Tugendhat, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the British Parliament, and they discussed security, political, economic and health developments in Iraq.

The two sides also discussed issues of mutual interest and the importance of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries at various levels. Minister Fuad Hussein called on British companies to seize the opportunity of fertile ground for investment and serious work in Iraq, amid governmental support for the sincere efforts to build and reconstruct the country... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Oct 24, 2020 Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets with Congressman and Member of Foreign Affairs Committee

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Mr. Adam Kinzinger, US Congressman and member of the House Committee for Foreign Affaires and Iraq Friendship Committee in the US Congress on 7, Feb. 2019 at the US Congress.

Minister Alhakim stressed that the foundations of Iraqi foreign policy are based on the principle of openness to neighboring countries and the world, and avoiding the axis of conflict and explained that Iraq today is a place of meeting, not conflict , and that work is ongoing to achieve the aspirations of the people.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Feb 10, 2019 Mon, Feb 11, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with Danish Counterpart and Calls for Reopening of Danish Embassy in Baghdad

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with the Danish Foreign Minister Mr. Jeppe Kofod and reviewed with him the developments of the bilateral relations between the two countries and developing them in all fields, especially economic and trade, and encouraging Danish investors to take advantage of the investment opportunities available in Iraq.

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