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News & Announcements

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Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim Delivers to the Minister of Culture Mr. Abdul Amir Al-Hamdani Antiquities Recovered by Ministry from Several Countries

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim delivered to the Minister of Culture Mr. Abdul Amir Al-Hamdani antiquities recovered by Ministry from several countries. These pieces included 156 Cuneiform tablets received by the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in London from the British Museum, and a file containing 250 documents dating back to the second century

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Feb 20, 2020 Thu, Feb 20, 2020

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.

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

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

Foreign Minister Receives Copy of Credentials of United States Ambassador to Baghdad

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim received a copy of the credentials of US Ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Matthew Tyler. The two sides discussed ways to improve bilateral relations and the importance of enhancing cooperation opportunities at various levels to meet the aspiration of both peoples.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 10, 2019 Mon, Jun 10, 2019

Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from his Egyptian Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received a phone call from Egyptian Foreign Minister Mr. Sameh Shoukry. The two sides discussed the most important issues at the local level, and the necessity of activating the common interests between the two countries.

The two sides agreed to continue consultations and bilateral coordination on Arab and regional issues in order to find political approaches that contribute to defusing tensions and maintaining the security of the region.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Oct 10, 2019 Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from his Pakistani Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim received a phone call from Pakistani Foreign Minister Mr. Mehmood Qureshi. The call discussed the latest developments in Iraq and its implications for the region.
The ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation between Baghdad and Islamabad were also discussed, stressing the importance of advancing their development in various fields in a way that achieves the common interests of the two friendly countries, and enhancing consultation on issues of common concern.

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

Foreign Minister Meets His Kuwaiti Counterpart in Riyadh

On Thursday, 16/9/2021, the Foreign Minister, Mr. Fuad Hussein, met his Kuwaiti counterpart, Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, on the margins of the joint ministerial meeting of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, held in Riyadh.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Sep 19, 2021 Sun, Sep 19, 2021

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

Iraq Wins Membership in UNHRC

"As a result of the two-year-specific-efforts made by Iraqi ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its Permanent Mission to the United Nations and Human Rights Department; Iraq was elected member of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the first time, by UN General Assembly, along with 13 other countries.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Nov 1, 2016 Tue, Nov 1, 2016

Foreign Minister Meets with Dutch Migration Minister

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Dutch Minister of Migration Ms. Ankie Broekers. During the meeting, they discussed the possibility of cooperation between the Migration Ministries of both countries. Minister Alhakim expressed Baghdad’s keenness to seek opportunities to exchange common interests between the two friendly peoples in the field of capacity building, skills, knowledge , border management, development of port control staff, authentication of travel documents, and the adoption of advanced and modern techniques in this regard.

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

Foreign Minister of Iraq, Mr. Fuad Hussein Gives Briefing at the NATO Meeting

On 11 March 2021, H.E. Mr. Hussein held a virtual video conference with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), in which he talked about the cooperation between Iraq and NATO and the latter’s training mission in Iraq.
For his part, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General, focused on discussions of the long-standing political and military dialogue between NATO and Iraqi officials, including his regular contacts with the Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and Foreign Minister Mr. Hussein.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Mar 12, 2021 Fri, Mar 12, 2021

Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman: Al-Sahaf: We coordinated the return of thousands of Iraqis and devoted ourselves to national response diplomacy

Since the beginning of the crisis of the outbreak of the pandemic of Covid-19, the Foreign Ministry worked in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport to organize an air route to rescue Iraqi travelers stranded in countries where the pandemic has occurred, and we have also worked on forming crisis cells in cooperation with our embassies abroad to monitor the infected among the Iraqi communities, track their health conditions and secure supplies for their families to alleviate their suffering.

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

Foreign Minister Meets his Syrian Counterpart Mr. Walid Al-Moallem

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Syrian Foreign Minister Mr. Walid Al-Moallem on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.
Minister Alhakim affirmed the depth of Iraqi-Syrian relations, and Iraq’s adherence to elevating them to broader prospects that serve the interests of the two brotherly peoples, noting the convergence of views on the need to adopt political solutions to resolve crises and not to interfere in the affairs of other countries.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Sep 30, 2019 Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Foreign Minister Meets UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Mr. Filippo Grandi in Geneva on the sidelines of the 40th session of the Human Rights Council.

The meeting discussed the humanitarian situation in Iraq and stressed the need of Iraq for the efforts of the United Nations and humanitarian organizations because the legacy of the war on terror was very strong on the Iraqis and called for the importance of expanding the work of the UNHCR and providing more necessary supplies for displaced families , expressing thanks and appreciation for the efforts... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Feb 26, 2019 Fri, Mar 1, 2019

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

Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim on the European Union-Iraq relations and regional cooperation

Iraq and EU strongly affirm their shared commitment to peace and stability in the wider Middle East and call for the de-escalation of the current tensions in the region, reminding that the risks and the consequences may affect Iraq, the region and beyond. The EU and Iraq share a common vision for the region and wish to proactively support actions and initiatives to promote dialogue instead of confrontation, aiming to build a cooperative framework based on shared interests. Cooperation is the strongest foundation of a long-term regional security, stability and sustainable development. The... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jul 17, 2019 Sun, Jul 14, 2019

Iraq stands with its Palestinian brothers in their legitimate rights guaranteed by international legitimacy - Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 1/29/2020

Iraq stands with its Palestinian brothers in their legitimate rights guaranteed by international legitimacy, Security Council resolutions, and their right to return to their homes and lands, and stresses that Al-Quds Al-Sharif and Al-Aqsa Mosque are still under occupation, and Arabs and Muslims should stand with them in support of their legitimate rights and the establishment of their independent state with its capital Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and the restoration of all occupied lands to Syria and Lebanon.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jan 29, 2020 Wed, Jan 29, 2020

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

The text of the two identical letters that the Foreign Ministry sent to the United Nations and the Security Council regarding the US bombing of the Iraqi forces

The text of the two identical letters that the Foreign Ministry sent to the United Nations and the Security Council regarding the US bombing of the Iraqi forces

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Mar 17, 2020 Tue, Mar 17, 2020

The Foreign Minister Accompanies President during Meeting with President of Arab Republic of Egypt

President Barham Saleh accompanied by Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim attended a ceremony and reception of President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi for the Iraqi delegation in the presence of the Ministers of Trade and Culture on the sidelines of the LAS-European summit in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Feb 24, 2019 Sun, Feb 24, 2019

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