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News & Announcements

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Foreign Minister Mourns the Victims of Terrorist Attack in Baghdad and Expresses Appreciation for Stances of Brotherly and Friendly Countries in Condemning Terrorism and Consoling Iraqi Government and People

Another crime is added to the record of terrorism, the one that claimed the lives of dozens of martyrs and injured many other Iraqi citizens.

We condemn the terrorist operation that took place in Baghdad today, Thursday January 21st and affirm that the Iraqi government will take all means to fight the remnants of terrorism, and is determined to continue to complete the war against its groups. We also express our thanks for the international solidarity with the Iraqi people on this sad day.

We pray for the souls of the martyrs whose lives were claimed to grant them mercy and... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jan 22, 2021 Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Foreign Minister Meets with Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Ms. Sigrid Kaag as part of his visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands to strengthen bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and increase coordination in international issues of common interest, especially those related to investment in the fields of agriculture, livestock and management, water, support of private sector, and benefit from the Dutch experience in creating jobs for young people in Iraq.

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

The Foreign Ministry Celebrates International Women's Day

Foreign Ministry organized a celebration on the occasion of International Women's Day with the participation of Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim attended by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, members of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, and representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Mar 14, 2019 Thu, Mar 14, 2019

The Decision to Return Iraqis Abroad is not Subject to the Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that it is closely coordinating the return of Iraqis abroad who have traveled during the past three months.

Foreign Ministry official spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahaf said, “The Foreign Ministry is coordinating closely of the return of Iraqis abroad who have traveled during the past three months, and as stipulated in the decisions of the Crisis Cell.”

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

Iraqi Foreign Minister from Doha Calls Upon Neighboring Countries to Hold Dialogue in Baghdad to Solve All Issues of Concern to the Region

Foreign Minister. H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein met on 14 June 2021 with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Sameh Shoukry, on the sidelines of his visit to Doha to participate in the consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers hosted by the State of Qatar.
They discussed ways to advance bilateral relations, and mutual interest in developing them in all fields.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jun 16, 2021 Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Foreign Minister Meets with Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister Mrs. Margot Wallström and discussed relations between the two countries and means of enhancing bilateral cooperation to achieve the aspiration of the two friendly peoples, especially in the field of health

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, May 16, 2019 Thu, May 16, 2019

Foreign Minister Stresses the Need to Prioritise the Supreme Goal to Preserve the Future of Humanity from Use of Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein reiterated Iraq’s emphasis on the importance of establishing a Middle East region free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

The Minister praised the efforts made to convene the United Nations conference headed by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in November 2019, stating that this step constitutes a parallel path to support international efforts aimed at establishing a zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Oct 5, 2020 Sat, Oct 3, 2020

Foreign Minister Receives a Phone Call from his Kuwaiti Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah to express congratulations on his assumption of the position of Foreign Minister in the Iraqi government, he also expressed his aspiration to continue distinguished bilateral relations to meet the wishes of the two brotherly peoples, and the importance of raising the prospects of bilateral cooperation in a way that benefits both countries. Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah also invited Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein to visit the State of Kuwait.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Jun 6, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide
Minister Alhakim stressed that Iraq is evaluating its relations with all countries of the world according to the principle of common interests and facing common risks, expressing Baghdad’s aspiration to enhance ways of cooperation between the two countries, calling on Norwegian companies to invest in Iraq, noting: that Iraq has promising investment opportunities

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Sep 28, 2019 Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Foreign Minister Accompanies President during Meeting with Prime Minister of Finland

President Barham Saleh accompanied by Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim attended the meeting with Prime Minister of Finland Mr. Juha Sipilä, 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

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

Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry expresses its rejection and condemnation of the violation of the sovereignty of Iraq by the US forces through the bombing of the headquarters of the Military , police, and the Popular Mobilization Forces which are Iraqi national forces that defended Iraq and its unity and have fought valiantly, and stopped the expansion of Da’esh to the countries of the region, and the world.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Mar 13, 2020 Mon, Mar 16, 2020

The Foreign Minister Presides over First Session of Meeting of Ministers Council and Gives Speech

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim gave the opening speech at the first session of the Ministerial Council at its 152nd regular session at the level of Foreign Ministers.
Minister Alhakim’s speech included an update on the situation in the Arab region, including: Iraq’s urging Arab and regional countries and the international community to support the new Sudanese government to achieve stability and maintain the unity of Sudan, stressing the continuation of support for the Palestinian issue, raising the momentum for demanding the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, and... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Sep 11, 2019 Wed, Sep 11, 2019

Foreign Minister Alhakim Presents Iraq Speech in Ministerial Meeting of Arab Economic and Social Development Summit

Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim stressed the need for Arab countries to fulfill their commitments in accordance with the decisions of the Iraq Reconstruction Conference held in Kuwait last year, and called on the Arab countries and the international community to provide the necessary funding for the implementation of projects related to the development of East Quds in Palestine and to protect it from Israel's attempts to change the demographics of the Holy City

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jan 18, 2019 Fri, Jan 18, 2019

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.

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

Press Statement

Some media outlets have reported fragmented remarks by the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations alleging criticism of the peaceful demonstrations in Baghdad and a number of Iraqi Governorates.

In this context, we would like to point out that the statement made by the Permanent Representative of Iraq represents an official statement of the Republic of Iraq in the Security Council, which was prepared according to the contexts followed in the preparation of official statements through the competent department and with the approval of the Minister on its language and... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Dec 5, 2019 Thu, Dec 5, 2019

The Starting of Bilateral Meeting Between Foreign Minister and Russian Deputy Prime Minister

The bilateral meeting has started between Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim and the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Yury Borisov .

Both side, discussed bilateral relations between Baghdad and Moscow, and ways to promote them to meet the aspirations of the two friendly peoples.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Apr 25, 2019 Fri, Apr 26, 2019

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

Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from Mr. Masoud Barzani President of KDP and Mr. Nechirvan Barzani President of Kurdistan Region

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received phone call from Mr. Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, and Mr. Nechirvan Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region.
During the call they expressed their wishes to the Minister for success in his duties, and to administer diplomatic work to achieve a steady advance in Iraq’s relations with the world, and achieve the interests of the people and their aspiration towards progress and prosperity.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 8, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets his Cypriot Counterpart Mr. Nikos Christodoulides

Minister Alhakim stressed the need to expedite the process of appointing the Ambassador of Iraq to the Republic of Cyprus, and called for the convening of the quartet meeting of foreign ministers: Iraq, Jordan, Greece and Cyprus; in line with what was agreed at the tripartite summit held in Amman on 14/4/2019, Minister Alhakim pointed to the importance of the World Conference on Reconstruction and Development in Iraq scheduled to be held in Nicosia from 6-12 12/2019.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Sep 26, 2019 Thu, Sep 26, 2019

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