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Bangladesh Embassy to open Office in Erbil

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Abu Magsoud Forhad, Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Iraq. Ambassador Forhad discussed his government’s intention to open in Erbil an office of his country’s Iraq embassy. Discussing the situation of the Bangladeshi nationals, resident in Iraq and Kurdistan Region, he said opening of embassy’s office in Erbil will facilitate […]

New Zealand names New Ambassador to Iraq

New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee has today named Bradley Sawden as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Iraq. New Zealand established an Embassy in Baghdad in 2015 to support New Zealand and Australia’s joint ‘Building Partner Capacity’ mission. “This mission has trained over 20,000 Iraqi police and army personnel who are on the frontlines […]

Saudi Re-Opens Iraq Embassy after 25 Years

By John Lee. Saudi Arabia has re-opened its embassy in Baghdad, 25 years after relations were broken over Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. The embassy will have an initial staff of 35 people, and a consulate is expected to open later in Erbil. Diplomatic relations were restored in 2004 after the toppling of the Saddam Hussein […]

“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, […]