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News & Announcements

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Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry denounces the raising of the European Union Mission and other foreign missions operating in Iraq of the flag of homosexuality in its headquarters for its violation of the high moral principles and values ​​respected by all divine religions in addition to its contradiction with the values, morals and social norms of our country and its provocation of sacred religious feelings and significance.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, May 17, 2020 Sun, May 17, 2020

Press Statement

Iraq is keen to adhere to the agreements and the memorandums of understanding it has with the countries of the world within the framework of exchanging interests and enhancing bilateral cooperation.
Iraq had concluded a consular memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Turkey in 2009, stipulating that the traveler obtain the entry visa at border crossing points without reviewing the relevant embassy or consulate; In order to facilitate the movement of nationals of both countries, the Turkish side suspended work on the content of this memorandum, on its part the Iraqi... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jul 28, 2020 Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Iraq, Mr. Fatih Yildiz on the background of the continuing violations of the Turkish army,and recent drone bombing that struck the Sidakan area in the Erbil governorate in Kurdistan, and the martyrdom of two officers and an Iraqi army soldier.

The letter was delivered by the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry Ambassador Abdul Karim Hashim to the Turkish ambassador, in which it held the latter’s government responsible for this sinful attack, and demanded the Turkish side to clarify its circumstances and to... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Aug 13, 2020 Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Press Release:

The Iraqi government categorically renews its rejection and condemnation of any act that destabilizes the security and stability of diplomatic missions in Iraq, especially what the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Consulate in Karbala has been went recently through.
As we draw attention to the government’s actions during the past few days in this regard, we point out the continuation of investigations to uncover the identity of the perpetrators and taking appropriate measures to reach the results.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, May 22, 2021 Mon, May 24, 2021

Press Release 1-27-2020

The Foreign Ministry expresses its most vigorous rejection, and its condemnation of the aggression that targeted Embassy of the United States ​​with Katyusha rockets.

While the Ministry stresses its denouncement of this violent and legally and customary condemned act, it affirms that it is most keen to preserve the sanctity of all diplomatic missions working in Iraq, that comes in compliance with the provisions of the Vienna Agreement to regulate the diplomatic relations between world countries, and out of concern for the interests of bilateral relations, and looking after... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jan 27, 2020 Mon, Jan 27, 2020

PRESS RELEASE / The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq Will Open Its Doors During Passport DC’s 2019 Around the World Embassy Tour.

On Saturday, May 4, The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq will join more than 75 other nations for Passport D.C.'s Around the World Embassy Tour beginning at 10 a.m.

Tue, Apr 30, 2019

Press release

The Iraqi government condemns in the strongest terms the bombardment which targeted a tourist resort in the city of Zakho, today Wednesday 20/7/2022.

The Government of Iraq reiterates that these attitudes represent a flagrant violation of Iraq’s sovereignty, and an obvious threat to its civilians, a number of whom were martyred and others were injured as a result of this act.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jul 20, 2022 Wed, Jul 20, 2022

Press Release

In the aim of enhancing confidence in the electoral process, achieving wide participation in the elections, and ensuring integrity and organization, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2576, to renew the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), until May 27, 2022.
The resolution contains strong elements, adopted for the first time to send a UN team to monitor elections in Iraq.

Fri, May 28, 2021 Fri, May 28, 2021

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.

Office of the President of IraqMon, Oct 5, 2020 Mon, Oct 5, 2020

President, In an Opinion Article, Emphasizes: Iraq Is Committed to Mideast Stability, We’re Inviting our Neighbors to Convene in Baghdad

President Barham Salih asserted that his message during his participation in the work of the United Nations General Assembly, stresses that "Iraq has no intention of being dragged into regional conflicts. Iraq intends to protect its own interests and will not allow itself to be used as a base to attack its neighbors or as a battleground for their proxies."

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

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

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