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News & Announcements

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Foreign Minister Summons Chargé d’affaires of United States Embassy to Baghdad

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim summoned the Charge d’affaires at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Mr. Brian McFeeters in the absence of the US Ambassador in Iraq.
During the meeting they reviewed the progress of bilateral relations between Baghdad and Washington, and ways to strengthen them to serve the interests of the two countries, in addition to issues related to intelligence and military cooperation and the fight against terrorism according to the priorities of Iraq and the vision of the Commander in Chief of the Iraqi armed forces.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Aug 24, 2019 Tue, Aug 27, 2019

Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from his Finnish Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim
received a phone call from Mr. Pekka Haavisto, the Finnish Foreign Minister and discussed the latest developments in Iraq.

Minister Al-Hakim stressed the importance of achieving partnership between Iraq and Finland , stressing that Iraq will not allow it to be a battlefield, calling for the need to respect Iraqi sovereignty and stop violations, and valued Finland’s efforts within the international coalition to fight Da’esh.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jan 10, 2020 Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Foreign Minister discusses with his Iranian Counterpart issues of common interest

Foeign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met on Tuesday 10/8/2021 his counterpart Mohammed Javad Zarif in Tehran.

The Minister expressed his desire to work to support and strengthen relations between Baghdad and Tehran in a way that reflects their depth, stressing his keenness to maintain bilateral cooperation in various fields in the next stage to achieve the common interests of the two countries, and to activate the memorandums of understanding agreed upon with the Iraqi government.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Aug 11, 2021 Wed, Aug 11, 2021

Foreign Minister Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim signed with his Saudi Arabian counterpart Mr. Ibrahim Al-Asaf a memorandum of understanding on political consultations between the two countries.

This memorandum will be of great importance as it will open the horizons of bilateral political and broad discussions, thus contributing to the convergence of views on issues of mutual interest and the realization of a common vision for further cooperation on many issues.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Apr 18, 2019 Fri, Apr 19, 2019

Joint Statement of the Meeting of His Excellency Prime Minister of Republic of Iraq Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and His Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia an

Based on the strong rooted and historical brotherly ties that unite the Republic of Iraq and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and their brotherly peoples, and to strengthen the distinguished relations between them, a video conference meeting was held between Mr.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Nov 11, 2020 Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets with Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Ms. Sigrid Kaag as part of his visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands to strengthen bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and increase coordination in international issues of common interest, especially those related to investment in the fields of agriculture, livestock and management, water, support of private sector, and benefit from the Dutch experience in creating jobs for young people in Iraq.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Oct 29, 2019 Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein gives lecture and stresses the importance of restoring the decision to Baghdad,indicating that foreign policy is a reflection of inside Iraq, and stated the most important challenges and opportunities to achieve balanced dipl

Minister Fuad Hussein also noted that foreign policy is a reflection of the unity of national decisions and positions, calling for a realistic consideration of the challenges facing the country.

Concerning opportunities, the Foreign Minister stated that the Ministry adopts the principle of balance, multiple partnerships, and openness to all parties within the framework of awareness of the constitution and the laws in force, indicating that the principles of good neighborliness, culture, history and others that are stable in Iraq’s relationship with its neighbors are all subject to... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Jan 23, 2021 Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim: We discussed prospects for economic cooperation and investment opportunities for Russian companies to participate in infrastructure projects and reconstruction

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received the Russian Foreign Minister Mr. Sergey Lavrov. The two sides discussed ways to strengthen and develop bilateral relations between Baghdad and Moscow in all fields, including: areas of a strategic and vital nature politically, economically, and commercially expressing keenness to exchange common interests.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Oct 7, 2019 Tue, Oct 8, 2019

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 Decision to Return Iraqis Abroad is not Subject to the Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that it is closely coordinating the return of Iraqis abroad who have traveled during the past three months.

Foreign Ministry official spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahaf said, “The Foreign Ministry is coordinating closely of the return of Iraqis abroad who have traveled during the past three months, and as stipulated in the decisions of the Crisis Cell.”

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Apr 8, 2020 Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets with Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and United Nations at British Foreign Office

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs and the United Nations at the British Foreign Office. The meeting reviewed the progress of bilateral relations between Baghdad and London and means of strengthening them to serve the interests of both countries.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Jul 20, 2019 Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Foreign Minister Participates in the Opening of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum

On 18 June 2021, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein participated in the opening of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, with the participation of a number of state leaders, heads of government, foreign ministers, and academics.
Mr. Hussien’s participation in this forum comes to reaffirm Iraq’s active presence in international fora, to express Iraq’s visions and stances towards regional and international issues of a political, security and economic nature.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 20, 2021 Sun, Jun 20, 2021

Foreign Minister Receives a Phone Call from his Kuwaiti Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah to express congratulations on his assumption of the position of Foreign Minister in the Iraqi government, he also expressed his aspiration to continue distinguished bilateral relations to meet the wishes of the two brotherly peoples, and the importance of raising the prospects of bilateral cooperation in a way that benefits both countries. Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah also invited Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein to visit the State of Kuwait.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Jun 6, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

MOFA Spokesperson: MOFA Condemns the two Terrorists Attacks in Istanbul

"Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns and denounces the two terrorist attacks that targeted Besiktas city, in central Istanbul. The Ministry extends its deepest condolences to the Turkish Government, its people, and families of the victims. It also reiterates the need for countering terrorism through a regional consolidated strategy, and eradicating terrorism's sources of finance and its supporters."

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Dec 13, 2016 Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Foreign Minister Appreciates Canada’s Stances in Support of Iraq

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein discussed with the Canadian Foreign Minister Mr. Francois Philip the ways for promoting cooperation between the two countries in various fields, and expressed his appreciation for Canada’s stances in support of Iraq and bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Oct 3, 2020 Mon, Oct 5, 2020

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

Bilateral Relations and Stability of Security Situation in Baghdad were Main Issues that were Discussed during a Call Foreign Minister Received from his Canadian Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from Mr. François-Philippe Champagne, Canadian Foreign Minister, developments in Iraq and various aspects of bilateral relations were discussed in addition to means of cooperation in various fields.

Minister Fuad Hussein stressed the importance of achieving partnership between Iraq and Canada, and continuing cooperation in various fields.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Dec 16, 2020 Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide
Minister Alhakim stressed that Iraq is evaluating its relations with all countries of the world according to the principle of common interests and facing common risks, expressing Baghdad’s aspiration to enhance ways of cooperation between the two countries, calling on Norwegian companies to invest in Iraq, noting: that Iraq has promising investment opportunities.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Sep 28, 2019 Sat, Sep 28, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets Finnish Counterpart Timo Soini

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Da’esh held in Washington.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them to meet the aspirations of the two friendly peoples. The two sides also discussed regional and international issues of common concern.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Feb 8, 2019 Fri, Feb 8, 2019

Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry expresses its rejection and condemnation of the violation of the sovereignty of Iraq by the US forces through the bombing of the headquarters of the Military , police, and the Popular Mobilization Forces which are Iraqi national forces that defended Iraq and its unity and have fought valiantly, and stopped the expansion of Da’esh to the countries of the region, and the world.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Mar 13, 2020 Mon, Mar 16, 2020

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