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Foreign Minister Meets with Congressman and Member of Foreign Affairs Committee

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Mr. Adam Kinzinger, US Congressman and member of the House Committee for Foreign Affaires and Iraq Friendship Committee in the US Congress on 7, Feb. 2019 at the US Congress.

Minister Alhakim stressed that the foundations of Iraqi foreign policy are based on the principle of openness to neighboring countries and the world, and avoiding the axis of conflict and explained that Iraq today is a place of meeting, not conflict , and that work is ongoing to achieve the aspirations of the people.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Feb 10, 2019 Mon, Feb 11, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets Head of the Investigation Team for Crimes of Da’esh

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met in Washington with Mr. Karim Khan, head of the investigation team on crimes of Da’esh in Iraq.

The meeting discussed the role of the UN investigation team in collecting and storing evidence that criminalizes Da’esh terrorist gangs and keeping them in Iraq to ensure the rights of Iraqi victims of different faiths, ethnicities and sects in the liberated areas and the Iraqi martyrs who sacrificed themselves for their land and people.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Feb 10, 2019 Sun, Feb 10, 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.

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

Foreign Minister Meets Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mr. Adil Al-Jubeir on the sidelines of the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Da'esh held in Washington.

The two sides discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, the overall developments in the region and ways to enhance joint cooperation in various fields and overcome the challenges particularly, cooperation to combat terrorism and extremism.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Feb 7, 2019 Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mrs. Chrystia Freeland on the sidelines of the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Da’esh in Washington.

The meeting focused on the relations of cooperation between the two countries and means of strengthening them in various fields, as well as discussing regional issues of common concern.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Feb 7, 2019 Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets his Dutch Counterpart Stef Blok

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Stef Blok on the sidelines of the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Da’esh in Washington.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Feb 7, 2019 Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Swedish Foreign Minister Ms. Margot Wallström on the sidelines of the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Da'esh held in Washington.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Feb 7, 2019 Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with US Counterpart Mike Pompeo

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with his US counterpart Mr. Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Da’esh in Washington.

The two sides discussed the importance of strengthening bilateral relations at all levels. They also exchanged views on the latest developments in the region and the importance of intensifying consultations on regional issues and the challenges facing their stability.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Feb 7, 2019 Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Foreign Minister Delivers Iraq’s Speech at Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Da’esh in Washington

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim delivered Iraq’s speech at the ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Da’esh in Washington.

The minister began the speech by praising the support of the countries of the global coalition to Iraq in its war against terrorism in various fields.

Mr. Alhakim stressed that the Iraqi security forces of all types presented the best images of courage and sacrifice to liberate the land from Da’esh terrorist gangs , stating that Iraq obtains its strength from the unity of its people and integrity of its territories and was able to... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Feb 6, 2019 Wed, Feb 6, 2019

THE PRESIDENT RECEIVES AN INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ARAB - EUROPEAN SUMMIT

President Barham Salih received Mr. Alaa Mousa the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Iraq, at the Presidential Office in Baghdad, Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
His Excellency received an official invitation from his Egyptian counterpart His Excellency Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to attend the Arab-European summit due to be held in Sharm el-Sheikh at the end of this month.
The President asked Ambassador Mousa to convey his greetings to his brother H.E. President el-Sisi, expressing his gratitude for this kind invitation.

Tue, Feb 5, 2019 Tue, Feb 5, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets his Cypriot Counterpart in Brussels

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Cyprus’s Foreign Minister Mr. Nikos Christodoulidis on the sidelines of the fifth EU-LAS Ministerial Meeting in Brussels.

The two sides reviewed the bilateral relations and ways to strengthen them to meet the aspirations of the two friendly peoples.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Feb 5, 2019 Tue, Feb 5, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets with European Union's Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Mr. Gilles de Kerchove

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with the European Union's Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Mr. Gilles de Kerchove on the sidelines of the fifth EU-LAS ministerial meeting in Brussels.

The meeting discussed cooperation in combating terrorism. Minister Alhakim expressed Iraq's welcome to any European efforts to help fight terrorism and reiterated that restoring stability and building infrastructure will contribute to stability and eradicate the roots and ideology of terrorism.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Feb 5, 2019 Tue, Feb 5, 2019

Foreign Minister Gives Iraq's Speech in EU-League of Arab States Ministerial Meeting

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim delivered a speech at the 5th EU- League of Arab States Ministerial Meeting held in Brussels.

Minister Alhakim began the speech by stressing that the Arab countries are moving towards a positive partnership in crisis management and countering terrorism pointing out to the importance of bilateral cooperation between the EU and the League of Arab States to solve crises in Arab countries. Minister Alhakim stated that “ My Government affirms the need for joint action between the European Union and the League of Arab States to achieve a just and a... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Feb 4, 2019 Mon, Feb 4, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets Chairperson of Russian Council of Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Chairperson of the Council of the Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs Mr. Konstantin Kosachev in Moscow on Thursday, 31 January 2019.

Minister Alhakim welcomed the activation of parliamentary visits between the foreign relations committees of the Iraqi Council of Representatives and Russian Federation Council and stressed the need to strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries, pointing out that Russian support for Iraq was very important in defeating terrorism.

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

Foreign Minister Holds Meeting with Russian Counterpart in Moscow

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim and his Russian counterpart Mr. Sergey Lavrov held a meeting at the Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, upon the visit of the Minister to Moscow.

Minister Alhakim stated during the meeting, "We presented an invitation to the Foreign Minister Mr. Lavrov, to visit Iraq on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries, and we will conduct cultural and political activities in cooperation and coordination with the Russian Embassy in Baghdad and our embassy in Moscow. Adding that... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jan 30, 2019 Wed, Jan 30, 2019

THE PRESIDENT MOURNS THE IRAQI ARCHEOLOGIST LAMIA AL-GILANI

President Barham Salih on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, mourned the Iraqi Archeologist Dr. Lamia al-Gilani, who passed away at the age of 80, in Amman.
His Excellency lauded the prestigious status of the deceased and her distinguished efforts in the field of archeology.
The following is the full text:
"We have received with deep pain and grief the news about the death of archaeologist Dr. Lamia al-Gilani, one of the first Iraqi women, who excavated the rich archaeological heritage of the country, and she was an expert in Sumerian seals.

Tue, Jan 22, 2019 Tue, Jan 29, 2019

THE PRESIDENT RECEIVES THE US AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ

President Barham Salih on Monday, January 28, 2019, received Ambassador Douglas Silliman, the US Ambassador to Iraq.
Ambassador. James Jeffrey, the US Representative to the Counterterrorism Coalition and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Peek were present at the meeting.

Iraqi Presidency (Office of the President of Iraq)Iraqi Presidency logoMon, Jan 28, 2019 Tue, Jan 29, 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 Presidency (Office of the President of Iraq)Iraqi Presidency logoTue, Jan 29, 2019 Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets United States Ambassador in Baghdad

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with the United States Ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Douglas Silliman on the occasion of ending his tenure in Baghdad.

The Minister thanked Ambassador Silliman for his efforts during his stay in Baghdad and his continuous efforts to enhance strategic relations between the two countries wishing him success in his new assignment.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jan 28, 2019 Tue, Jan 29, 2019

H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi: Fighting corruption is almost half of the state's work

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi confirmed that fighting corruption is almost half of the state's work, we must move the country to the ranks not reached before in this field and unite the efforts of monitoring, accountability, inspectors and organize its work to be more effective.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Jan 26, 2019 Mon, Jan 28, 2019