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News & Announcements

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Meets Australian Foreign Minister on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York

Iraqi Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al- Jaafari met Australian Foreign Minister Ms.Marise Payne on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

They discussed bilateral relations and means of promoting them to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Sep 30, 2018 Mon, Oct 1, 2018

Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from Norwegian Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received a phone call from Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide , Foreign Minister of Norway.
The two sides discussed the most important developments in the region, the importance of calmness and avoiding escalation and resorting to dialogue to resolve the crisis.

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

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

Foreign Minister Accompanies President during Meeting with Austrian Chancellor

President Barham Saleh accompanied by Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim attended the meeting with Austrian Chancellor Mr. Sebastian Kurz in the presence of the Ministers of Trade and Culture on the sidelines of the LAS-European Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh.

The meeting discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries, economic cooperation and reconstruction especially in the field of infrastructure, and mutual support in international issues of common concern.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Feb 25, 2019 Mon, Feb 25, 2019

Minister Fuad Hussein Receives Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received the Iranian Foreign Minister Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, and the two sides held extensive discussions related to developing relations between the two countries, and ways to advance bilateral cooperation.

Minister Fuad Hussein praised the close historical relations, joint cooperation and unity of visions that bind the two countries, stressing his keenness to enhance and consolidate cooperation with Tehran in various fields in a way that benefits the interests of the two peoples.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jul 19, 2020 Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Foreign Minister Discusses Coordination of Positions and Mutual Support in International Forums with Egyptian Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mr. Sameh Shoukry on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference / Session (56).

The two sides discussed the importance of activating security and intelligence cooperation, and exchanging information between the two countries in the field of combating terrorism.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Feb 16, 2020 Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Foreign Minister Receives Foreign Minister of the Sultanate of Oman

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received the Omani Foreign Minister Mr. Yousuf Bin Alawi and discussed bilateral relations, as well as exchanging views on regional issues of common concern.
Minister Alhakim stressed the aspiration of Baghdad to enhance cooperation in various fields, and coordinate with Oman for the good and interest of the two brotherly peoples.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jun 12, 2019 Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry
Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf

Iraq is concerned with the receipt of Da’esh terrorists who hold Iraqi citizenship and their families. They will be tried in Iraqi courts according to the laws in force.
Iraq is not concerned with foreign terrorists who have carried out terrorist operations outside Iraq, and their countries must deal with them.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Oct 21, 2019 Mon, Oct 21, 2019

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.

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

Press Statement

The Air Defense Command has detected a violation of Iraqi airspace which occurred through a drone plane belonging to the Turkish army. A refugee camp was bombed near the city of Makhmur, and two women’s lives were claimed from the camp on April 15, 2020. The Foreign Ministry expresses its condemnation in the strongest possible terms for these Turkish attacks which violate Iraqi sovereignty and contradicts the principles of good-neighborliness, and represents a grave violation of international humanitarian law and the provisions of the United Nations Charter.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Apr 16, 2020 Thu, Apr 16, 2020

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 Ministry Spokesperson Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahhaf:

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein and his accompanying delegation arrived in Tehran Tuesday, 8/10/2021. The minister will meet the Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, in addition to a number of Iranian officials, and they will discuss issues related to bilateral relations and the security situation in the region, in addition to handing over the invitation from the Prime Minister. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to the Iranian President to attend the summit meeting of the neighboring countries of Iraq.

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

Foreign Minister Meets with his Dutch Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Dutch Foreign Minister Mr. Stef Blok and discussed prospects of improving relations between the two countries to expand bilateral cooperation to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Oct 29, 2019 Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Press Statement

Iraq expresses its strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist incident that took place in the Afghan capital, Kabul on 21/11/2020 in which a number of people were killed and others were wounded.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Nov 25, 2020 Wed, Nov 25, 2020

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

MOFA issues a statement concerning the terroristic attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul

" Iraqi embassy to Kabul exposed to a criminal attack by the defeated Da'esh gangs, they made an explosion at the embassy's
entrance and entered the embassy, MOFA formed a crisis cell urgently and contacted the Afghani governmental bodies and other friendly states to coordinate the rescue process of the embassy's staff, the diplomatic staff strived to fight the terroristic attackers by using light weapons for more than one and half an hour,

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Aug 1, 2017 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim Meets with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on the sidelines of his participation in the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit held in Beirut.

Minister Alhakim expressed the great interest Baghdad attributes to the Palestinian issue and its implications for the security and stability of the Arab region reiterating the firm Iraqi position that is based on the establishment of a Palestinian state with Alquds as its capital.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jan 22, 2019 Tue, Jan 22, 2019

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

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Iraqi land and bases were attacked on Wednesday, 8/1/2020 with Iranian missile strikes targeting military camps that include Iraqi and non-Iraqi forces.

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

Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs and NATO Secretary General Stress Necessity for Continued Coordination and Joint Action between NATO and Iraq within the Framework of Iraq’s Sovereignty

Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein received a phone call from the Secretary General of NATO, Mr. Jans Stoltenberg in which the latter congratulated the Minister on the success of the historic visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Iraq, as the visit gave a positive and attractive image of Iraqi society. It also showed Good security organization in different parts of Iraq.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Mar 11, 2021 Thu, Mar 11, 2021

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