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PRESIDENT, ADDRESSING IRAQ'S PEOPLE, AGREES ON HOLDING SNAP ELECTIONS BY ADOPTING NEW ELECTORAL LAW AND FRESH ELECTORAL COMMISSION

President Salih confirmed that he would approve early elections by adopting to the new electoral Law and a new Electoral Commission.

Addressing the Iraqis People on Thursday evening, President Salih said that, "The Prime Minister had agreed to resign, asking political blocs to agree on appointing an acceptable alternative, taking into their considerations the constitutional and legal contexts that would prevent a constitutional void."

Fri, Nov 1, 2019 Fri, Nov 1, 2019

PRESIDENT SENDS A CABLE OF CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE DR. ADNAN AL-PACHACHI

President Salih sent today a letter of condolence and sympathy to the family of the late Dr. Adnan al-Pachachi who passed away.

Mon, Nov 18, 2019 Mon, Nov 18, 2019

PRESIDENT SALIH: THE ERADICATION OF TERRORISM REQUIRES A COMMITMENT BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT THE AFFECTED COUNTRIES

President Barham Salih received General Joseph Votel the Commander of the US Central Command and his accompanying delegation, at the Presidential Office in Baghdad on Sunday, February 17, 2019
His Excellency highlighted the importance of developing security and military cooperation between the two friendly countries as well as the US contribution to arming and improving the military capabilities of the Iraqi security forces.

Sun, Feb 17, 2019 Tue, Feb 19, 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.

Office of the President of IraqWed, Oct 20, 2021 Wed, Oct 20, 2021

PRESIDENT SALIH: HIS HOLINESS THE POPE’S EXPECTED VISIT TO IRAQ IS OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE

President Barham Salih welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis’ initiative and intention to visit Iraq next year, remembering his meeting with His Holiness and the Pope’s support for Iraq's pursuit to promote the security of its communities and consolidate peace and stability among all Iraqi.
His Excellency received the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, His Beatitude Cardinal Mar Louis Raphael I Sako, at the Presidential Office in Baghdad on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Thu, Jun 13, 2019 Fri, Jun 14, 2019

President Salih Welcomes U.S. Senator, Tammy Baldwin

he President received today at the Presidential Office, Democratic Member of U.S. Senate from Wisconsin, Sen. Tammy Baldwin alongside the delegation accompanied her. United States Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Matthew Tueller, attended the meeting.

Wed, Oct 2, 2019 Thu, Oct 3, 2019

PRESIDENT SALIH MEETS WITH QUEEN ELIZABETH II

President Barham Salih met with Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday, June 27, 2019.
First Lady Dr. Sarbag Salih attended the meeting too.

Thu, Jun 27, 2019 Thu, Jun 27, 2019

President Salih Meets President Trump

President Salih met His Excellency Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, in New York today. He began the meeting by noting the incredible resurgence of business and civic life that Iraq is experiencing.
President Salih went on to highlight the need to support hard-won stability in Iraq, and to complete the victory against terrorism through construction and development. He also noted the importance of working to develop more positive regional dynamics so as to enhance security and stability.

Wed, Sep 25, 2019 Wed, Sep 25, 2019

President Salih Meets Bulgarian President, Discusses Bilateral Ties

His Excellency President Salih received Bulgarian President Rumen Radev today in New York City on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
The two presidents discussed Iraqi-Bulgarian ties, as well as ways to improve mutual cooperation in a variety of fields. The two friendly nations, they agreed, can work together on a variety of international as well as regional issues of common concern.

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 Tue, Sep 24, 2019

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.

IRAQI PRESIDENCYSun, Jun 27, 2021 Tue, Jun 29, 2021

PRESIDENT SALIH EXCHANGES CONGRATULATIONS WITH A NUMBER OF KINGS, PRESIDENTS, AND EMIRS OF ARAB AND ISLAMIC COUNTRIES

President Barham Salih has exchanged congratulations with a number of Majesties, Excellencies and Highness; the leaders of brotherly and friendly Arab and Islamic countries on the occasion of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

Mon, May 6, 2019 Tue, May 7, 2019

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 PRESIDENCYTue, Jan 29, 2019 Tue, Jan 29, 2019

PRESIDENT SALIH DURING GREETING HIS PALESTINIAN COUNTERPART: A NECESSITY TO EXERT EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE THE HOPES OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND REALIZE THEIR FULL LEGITIMATE RIGHTS

President Barham Salih received H.E. Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President and his accompanying delegation, at the Presidential Office in Baghdad on Monday, March 4, 2019.
An official welcoming ceremony was held. The national anthems of the two countries were played. The two Presidents inspected the Presidential Guards who lined up to salute them.
His Excellency expressed his great pleasure and welcomed the visit of the Palestinian President to Iraq, wishing him a fruitful and successful visit.

Mon, Mar 4, 2019 Mon, Mar 4, 2019

President Salih Congratulates the Iraqi Women and Women of the World on the International Women's Day

President Barham Salih on Friday, March 8, 2019, congratulated Iraqi Women and women of the world on the occasion of their International Day.
In a message on the occasion, His Excellency asserted that the Women's Day comes this year as we remember the pioneering role of Iraqi women in the journey of life and their serious efforts to gain their legitimate rights to contribute to the building of the Iraqi society.
The following is the full text:
In the name of Allah the Merciful

Prime Minister's Media OfficeFri, Mar 8, 2019 Fri, Mar 8, 2019

PRESIDENT SALIH ARRIVES IN ERBIL, ATTENDS THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE PRESIDENT OF KURDISTAN REGION

President Barham Salih arrived in the city of Erbil, Monday, June 10, 2019, to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the President of Kurdistan Region.
His Excellency was received at Erbil International Airport by Messrs. Nechirvan Barzani, Qubad Talabani, and senior officials of Kurdistan Region.

Mon, Jun 10, 2019 Tue, Jun 11, 2019

PRESIDENT SALIH ARRIVES IN ERBIL, ATTENDS THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE PRESIDENT OF KURDISTAN REGION

President Barham Salih arrived in the city of Erbil, Monday, June 10, 2019, to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the President of Kurdistan Region.
His Excellency was received at Erbil International Airport by Messrs. Nechirvan Barzani, Qubad Talabani, and senior officials of Kurdistan Region.

Mon, Jun 10, 2019 Tue, Jun 11, 2019

PRESIDENT SALIH ARRIVES IN ERBIL, ATTENDS THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE PRESIDENT OF KURDISTAN REGION

President Barham Salih arrived in the city of Erbil, Monday, June 10, 2019, to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the President of Kurdistan Region.
His Excellency was received at Erbil International Airport by Messrs. Nechirvan Barzani, Qubad Talabani, and senior officials of Kurdistan Region.

Mon, Jun 10, 2019 Mon, Jun 10, 2019

PRESIDENT SALIH ARRIVES IN AMMAN, THE JORDANIAN MONARCH IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THOSE WHO RECEIVED HIM

President Barham Salih arrived in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, today, Thursday, May 23, 2019.
The Jordanian Monarch His Majesty King Abdullah II was on top of those who received His Excellency.

Thu, May 23, 2019 Thu, May 23, 2019

President Receives Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq

President Barham Salih welcomed Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Iraq, to the Presidential Office in Baghdad today.
The President emphasized the international organization’s critical role in Iraq, citing efforts the UN has made to support the democratic process across the country as well as highlighting the importance of Iraq as a potential trusted actor that could help reduce regional tension and consolidate international peace and security.

Sun, Sep 1, 2019 Sun, Sep 1, 2019

President Receives Italian Prime Minister

President Salih met today with the Prime Minister of Italy, Mr. Giuseppe Conte. The meeting occurred on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
President Salih said that Iraq seeks to establish productive and mutually beneficial relations with Italy and the European Union.

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 Wed, Sep 25, 2019

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