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Saudi Arabia to Reopen Diplomatic Facilities

By Patrick Schmidt. After more than twenty-five years without an embassy in Iraq, the Saudi Foreign Ministry has announced that it will reopen its embassy in Baghdad. Saudi officials will travel to the country this week to begin preparations for the construction of the new facility. Saudi Arabia also plans to open a consulate in […]

“Business as Usual” at Baghdad’s Embassies

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied claims that some embassies and foreign diplomatic missions had closed their offices and left Baghdad. In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry said: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asserts the invalidity of such reports which lack credibility. No embassy or mission left the capital. The […]

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US Embassy Annex Closed

Due to recent heightened security threats to Baghdad and the surrounding areas, the U.S. Embassy Annex Prosperity checkpoint will be closed through Sunday, January 19, 2014. The U.S. Embassy advises American citizens to avoid the area around this public access entrance during this period. The Embassy is closed for business on Friday and Saturday and […]

Canada to Open Embassy Office in Erbil

The new Canadian Ambassador to Iraq and Jordan, Mr Bruno Saccomani, said his country has a six-month plan to strengthen ties with the Kurdistan Region and aims to open an embassy office in Erbil next year. In his meeting with President Masoud Barzani, Ambassador Saccomani announced plans to considerably increase bilateral ties between both sides. […]

Netherlands Opens Embassy Liaison Office in Erbil

Officials from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and their mission in Baghdad came together in Erbil yesterday to officially open their embassy liaison office. The Secretary-General of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs Renée Jones-Bos, was in the Kurdistan Region during the opening of the Erbil Embassy Liaison Office, which will be headed […]

Bulgaria Opens Embassy in Iraq

By John Lee. Bulgaria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikolay Mladenov (pictured), has opened a new Bulgarian Embassy in Baghdad. The Minister’s Chief of Staff, Valeri Rachev, has been appointed Ambassador in Baghdad on a temporary basis until the Cabinet appoints a permanent representative. Bulgaria had an Embassy in Iraq, but it was closed in 2003 […]

Bulgaria to Open Iraqi Embassy in January

By John Lee. Bulgaria has pledged to open an embassy in Iraq in January, according to a report from Novinite. In an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio, senior Iraqi parlamentarian Humam Hamoudi said that Iraq and Bulgaria need to boost bilateral relations. He added: “Iraq is very interested in Bulgaria’s experience in the health sector, […]