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Foreign Minister Supports International Efforts to Restore Security and Stability in Libya

On 18 June 2021, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein met with the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Najla El-Mangoush, on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and means of joint cooperation.
H.E. affirmed Iraq’s support for international efforts to restore security and stability in Libya, and to resort to political solution to meet the aspirations of the Libyan people.

Sun, Jun 20, 2021 Sun, Jun 20, 2021

Foreign Minister Zebari Discusses Iraq-U.S. Relations with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Robert Beecroft

The two sides discussed the Strategic Framework Agreement and the current situation in Iraq after recent elections.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jun 21, 2013 Mon, Jun 24, 2013

Foreign Minister Zebari Discusses Iraqi-U.S. Relations with American Ambassador to Iraq

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari met with Ambassador Beecroft days before the Foreign Minister's trip to the U.S., where he will continue bilateral discussions and implementation of the Strategic Framework Agreement.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Aug 11, 2013 Tue, Aug 13, 2013

Foreign Minister Zebari Heads Iraq's Delegation in Conference to Support Humanitarian Situation in Syria

Iraq recently participated in the Second International Conference to support the humanitarian situation in Syria, in response to an appeal launched by the Secretary - General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jan 15, 2014 Fri, Jan 17, 2014

Statesmen's Forum: Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari A View from Iraq and the Region

Foreign Minister Zebari Provides Views from Iraq at CSIS Statesmen's Forum

His Excellency Hoshyar Zebari participated in a Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Statesmen’s Forum, “A View from Iraq and the Region," where he shared his views about critical international issues as they relate to Iraq’s role within the Middle East and around the world.

Fri, Aug 16, 2013

Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr Fuad Hussein Meets with his Counterpart of the Holy See

On 3 May 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein, met with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States at the Vatican State Building.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, May 5, 2021 Wed, May 5, 2021

Foreign Minister: Iraq has achieved great progress that led in 2019 to be delisted from the global list of International Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for countries with strategic deficiencies in their AML/CFT process

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein stated that “Iraq notes with regret the European Commission proposed revised list of “high risk” countries on money laundering and the financing of terrorism

Adding that “ Iraq has achieved great progress that led in 2019 to be delisted from the global list of International Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for countries with strategic deficiencies in their AML/CFT process”

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Foreign Minister: Iraq is building its relations according to the principle of balance, activating common interests, and mutual respect … the need for Gulf companies to play a role in the process of rebuilding Iraq by investing in the field of infrastruct

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein praised the historical Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations, and the steady progress they are witnessing, stating that Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are the gates of Iraq to the Gulf, and called for the importance of creating a mechanism for joint action with the Gulf Cooperation Council in light of the presidency of the State of Kuwait, inviting Mr. Nayef Al-Hajraf to visit Baghdad within the framework of activating relations, and bridging ways of understanding between Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Dec 7, 2020 Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Foreign Minister: Iraq is Keen to be Part of the Regional and International Movement Aimed at Reducing International Humanitarian Crises and Promoting Human Rights

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim confirmed that the government dealt with the demonstrations that Iraq witnessed as true demands, so it made quick measures to meet these demands and formed sub-committees in the Governorates to determine the needs and made direct dialogue.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Feb 26, 2020 Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Foreign Minister: Iraqi Judiciary System is Committed to Prosecute Iraqi Terrorists, and Foreigners that Committed Crimes in Iraq

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim said that the Iraqi judiciary is committed to prosecuting Iraqi terrorists, and foreigners who committed crimes in Iraq, and is not responsible for prosecuting foreigners in Syria for crimes committed against non-Iraqis.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Oct 31, 2019 Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Foreign Minister: Ministerial Committee of Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership will hold meeting in New York on sidelines of 76th session of United Nations General Assembly

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein participated on Monday 20/9/2021 in the annual consultative meeting of the Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level, which was held at the headquarters of the permanent mission of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Sep 21, 2021 Tue, Sep 21, 2021

Foreign Minister: Political Analyst Dr. Wathiq Al-Hashemi was a Worthy National Figure

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim expressed his sincere condolences and sympathy to Iraqis, especially the family of the deceased political analyst Dr. Wathiq Al-Hashemi.
Considering that Dr. Al-Hashemi is a worthy patriot who left a clear trace in Iraqi reality, and a loyal patriotic legacy.
Praying to God Almighty, that the soul of the deceased rest in peace, and to be granted Paradise.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Apr 28, 2020 Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Foreign Minister: The overlaps and intertwines that our world is witnessing today in terms of its international relations does not make any country safe and isolated from the challenges and problems that other countries face

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein called for preserving regional and international security, and achieving its requirements considering that the safety of states and the security of their peoples require great collective efforts in which states share responsibilities and obligations to obtain the atmosphere of peaceful coexistence and lasting stability.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Dec 7, 2020 Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Foreign Minister: The security situation in Iraq is improving … and the Iraqi government is working on important files, including: Da’esh families, pockets of terrorism, and Al-Hol camp

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with his Omani counterpart Mr. Badr Al-Busaidi, and the meeting emphasised the importance of advancing bilateral relations in a way that achieves the interests of both countries.

Minister Fuad Hussein expressed Iraq’s aspiration to activate the frameworks for cooperation with Oman in various fields in light of the distinguished relations between the two countries.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Dec 7, 2020 Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Foreign Minister: We are Trying to Make Clear to Neighbouring Countries that We Want to Establish Balanced Relations … We Ask Neighbouring Countries to Respect the Sovereignty of Iraq and not to Interfere in its Affairs … Iraq is a Promising Country and h

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein during his visit to Brussels, which is the second round of his official tour to European countries, stated that Iraq is a promising country and has the future, adding that “We are trying to make clear to neighboring countries that we want to establish balanced relations … We ask neighboring countries to respect the sovereignty of Iraq, and not to interfere in its affairs.”

This came during the hosting of the Minister by the European Press Club in the Belgian capital, Brussels.

Thu, Sep 17, 2020 Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Foreign Minister: We Discussed Prospects for Economic Cooperation and Investment Opportunities for Russian Companies Participating in Infrastructure and Reconstruction Projects

Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein expressed his appreciation to the Government of Russia and its Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its supportive stance towards Iraq’s request from the Security Council to send observers to monitor the electoral process. The two sides stressed the importance of holding elections to build solid foundations for the democratic system in Iraq.
This came in a telephone conversation between Minister Fuad Hussein and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr. Sergey Lavrov.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 6, 2021 Sun, Jun 6, 2021

Foreign Minister: We Discussed with the Turkish Side the Possibility of Resuming the Work of the 2009 Memorandum of Understanding to Exempt Citizens of Both Countries from Entry Visas, and Turkey Affirms Support for Iraq to Achieve Security and Stability

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with his Turkish counterpart, Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, the two sides held talks that focused on bilateral relations, and ways to enhance them in a way that serves the interests of the two friendly countries.

وزارة الخارجية العراقيةMon, Dec 21, 2020 Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Foreign Ministers of Iraq and Iran Discuss by phone the Iranian-Saudi Dialogue and the Jeddah Summit

On Monday, 18/7/2022, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Fuad Hussein discussed by phone with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian files of common interest on the bilateral relations and regional issues, foremost of which is the Iranian-Saudi dialogue in Baghdad.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Jul 28, 2022 Thu, Jul 28, 2022

Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim directed all diplomatic and consular missions to open a book of condolences for the lives of martyrs who have died as a result of the recent US raids on Iraq.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jan 5, 2020 Sun, Jan 5, 2020

Foreign Ministry condemns the Turkish forces opening of fire on citizens in the Shiladizi

The Foreign Ministry condemns the Turkish forces opening of fire on citizens in the Shiladizi area and the Sabri compound in the Amadiyah district of Duhok Governorate, which led to one death and several wounded. This was followed by Turkish military aircraft flying at low altitudes which frightened citizens.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jan 28, 2019 Mon, Jan 28, 2019