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President Receives Georgian President

President Salih received Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili in New York City today, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings.
During the meeting, both presidents discussed further securing bilateral relations, as well as the importance of improving and broadening mutual cooperation in all relevant fields as befits two friendly nations.
Together, they also reviewed recent political and security developments in the region and around the world.
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Tue, Sep 24, 2019 Tue, Sep 24, 2019

PRESIDENT RECEIVES A PHONE CALL FROM US SECRETARY OF STATE

President Salih got today a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Over the phone conversation, President Salih and Mr. Mike Pompeo reviewed the bilateral relations between the both countries and the ways of boosting these relations. The importance of increasing stability and security within the country as well as dealing with the challenges in the ways that contribute to consolidating Iraq's security and its citizens' rights and reinforcing its democratic experience, they deliberated.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Oct 14, 2019 Tue, Oct 15, 2019

PRESIDENT RECEIVES A PHONE CALL FROM US SECRETARY OF STATE

President Salih got a phone call today Saturday evening from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
During a phone conversation, the President and US Secretary of State discussed the latest security and political developments at the regional and international levels, emphasized the need to protect Iraq's sovereignty and respect its independent national decision.

Sun, Jan 19, 2020 Sun, Jan 19, 2020

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC MEETS WITH LORD SPEAKER OF THE BRITISH HOUSE OF LORDS

H.E. President of the Republic Dr. Barham Salih met with the Lord Speaker of the British House of Lords Peter Norman Fowler while he was paying a visit to the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, in London, on Wednesday's today, June 26, 2019.
His Excellency the President commended UK's role and its supporting stances for the government and the people of Iraq in addressing terrorism as well as its contributing in building Iraq's cities, chiefly the liberated areas.

Wed, Jun 26, 2019 Thu, Jun 27, 2019

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC DISCUSSES WITH KUWAIT'S AMIR THE TIES AND THE SITUATIONS IN THE REGION

H.E. President Dr. Barham Salih stressed that the relations between Iraq and Kuwait have made significant strides due to the wisdom and the desire of the leaderships of the two countries to overcome the legacy of the past.
At the official discussion that was held, at the Presidential Office in Baghdad on Wednesday's today June 19 2019, with His Highness the Kuwait's Amir the Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Excellency President Salih indicated that Iraq has a serious desire to build advanced ties with its neighbors, especially with Kuwait in manner that serves the common... Read more...

Wed, Jun 19, 2019 Wed, Jun 19, 2019

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.

IRAQI PRESIDENCYWed, Jan 20, 2021 Wed, Jan 20, 2021

President Obama: “We Will Degrade and Ultimately Destroy ISIL

Summary: In an address from the State Floor of the White House, President Obama speaks to the nation about ISIL -- and our comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group.

The White HouseWed, Jan 11, 2017 Wed, Jan 11, 2017

President Obama affirms support for Haider al-Abadi as Iraq’s next prime minister

The President expressed his support for the formation of a new government in Iraq, consistent with constitutional requirements.

The White HouseMon, Aug 11, 2014 Wed, Aug 20, 2014

President Mourns Passing of Secretary General of the Union of Iraqi Writers

President Salih sent a letter of condolences today to the national cultural and literary community upon hearing about the tragic passing of the Secretary General of the Union of Iraqi Writers, Ibrahim al-Khayat.
The following is the text of the condolence from President Salih:
In the name of Allah, most merciful and most gracious,
With heavy hearts, we are stunned to learn the tragic news about the passing of one of Iraq’s great writers and poets, Ibrahim al-Khayat.

Wed, Aug 28, 2019 Thu, Aug 29, 2019

President Mourns Loss of Life at Imam Hussein Shrine, Demands Investigations

President Salih expressed his deep condolences and sympathy to the families of those lost and injured during a stampede in Karbala today.
His Excellency called on all Iraqis to care for the families of those affected by this tragic incident.
During a phone call with Nassif Al-Khattabi, the Governor of Karbala, the President noted his deep appreciation for the efforts being made by the local government’s various departments to ensure those injured could be helped and assisted as quickly as possible. He was also moved by reports of individual citizens immediately working to... Read more...

Tue, Sep 10, 2019 Wed, Sep 11, 2019

PRESIDENT MEETS WITH US CENTRAL COMMAND CHIEF, MCKENZIE

Meeting with US Central Command Chief General Kenneth McKenzie today in Baghdad, President Salih highlighted the need to develop friendly relations between Iraq and US in addition to coordinate and collaborate in the fight against terrorism.
Furthermore, he underlined that Iraq will not be a theatre of regional and international conflicts.
We, therefore, seek to build good relations with all states and we have no interest in being dragged into conflicts not of our choice and making, President Salih added.

Wed, Feb 5, 2020 Wed, Feb 5, 2020

PRESIDENT MEETS WITH PRIME MINISTER OF NORWAY ERNA SOLBERG

Meeting today at the Presidential Office in Baghdad, with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, President Salih stressed that Iraq looks forward to work jointly with the fraternal and friendly States to advance regional security and stability, mitigate the tensions as well as avoiding further escalation which would undermine the chance of peace regionally and internationally.

Prime Minister's Media OfficeSun, Oct 20, 2019 Mon, Oct 21, 2019

President Meets with Emir of Kuwait

President Salih visited with His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings today.
His Excellency was pleased to hear about the Emir’s excellent health and Kuwait’s progress on a number of fronts.
The President wished His Highness good health and wellness, and extended a message to all Kuwaitis, wishing them progress and prosperity.
President Salih expressed Iraq's strong interest in regional stability so as to allow for the advancement of economic progress for all.

Mon, Sep 23, 2019 Mon, Sep 23, 2019

President Meets German Chancellor

President Salih met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today in New York City on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
President Salih and Chancellor Merkel examined ways to improve ties across all fields between Iraq and Germany, noting the friendly historic relations between the two countries

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

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

President Masum Welcomes Secretary Kerry to Iraq

President Fuad Masum and Secretary John Kerry discussed the strategic relationship between the United States and Iraq.

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

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.

Office of the President of IraqFri, May 17, 2013 Mon, May 20, 2013

PRESIDENT DISCUSSES WITH SRSG JEANINE HENNIS PLASSCHAERT DRAFT ELECTORAL LAW AND LAUNCHING NATIONAL DIALOGUE TO AMEND CONSTITUTION

President Salih received today at the Presidential Office in Baghdad the Special Representative of the Secretary –General of the United Nations for Iraq Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.

Sun, Oct 27, 2019 Sun, Oct 27, 2019

President Attends Opening of 2019 UN General Assembly Meeting

Today, President Salih attended the opening of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City.
His Excellency is set to deliver a speech to the assembled world leaders tomorrow, updating the distinguished body on Iraq’s latest accomplishments and developments.

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

President Arrives in Erbil

President Salih arrived in Erbil this afternoon.
His Excellency was received by Mr. Nechirvan Barzani, President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region, and Mr. Firsat Sofi, the Governor of Erbil, at the Erbil International Airport, along with various senior staff.
President Salih plans on holding meetings with a number of senior officials in the Kurdistan Region to discuss lingering issues between the Federal Iraqi Government and the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government.

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 Fri, Sep 20, 2019

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