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UK names New Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. Mark Bryson-Richardson MBE has been appointed as the new British Ambassador to Iraq, taking over from Stephen Hickey. He will take up his appointment in July. Mr Bryson-Richardson has previously served as Deputy Head of Mission in Baghdad in 2013-14. More here. (Source: UK FCDO)

Turkey appoints New Ambassador to Baghdad

By John Lee. Iraqi Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein, received a copy of credentials of H.E. Mr. Ali Rıza Güney, the new Turkish ambassador to Iraq at the ministry's headquarters this week. Mr. Hussien affirmed the ministry's readiness to fully support the ambassador to succeed in his duties, wished him success, and emphasized the […]

New Russian Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. On 25 May 2021, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein received a copy of the credentials of H.E. Mr. Elbrus Kutrashev, the Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Baghdad. The two sides held talks on ways to improve bilateral relations between the two countries, and the importance of enhancing cooperation opportunities […]

Iraq welcomes two New Ambassadors

By John Lee. Iraq's Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has received copies of the credentials of two new ambassadors to the country. Walid Mohamed Ismail is the new Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, while Paula Ganly becomes the new Australian Ambassador to Iraq. (Source: MOFA)

Ambassador of Iraq in Tehran Presents his Credentials

By John Lee. Iraq's new Ambassador to Iran, Naseer Abdul Mohsen Abdullah, has presented his credentials to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. According to a statement from the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the importance of strengthening cooperation relations between the two countries was discussed, and the Ambassador expressed his hope for more cooperation […]

New Dutch Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim received a copy of the credentials of the Dutch Ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Eric Strating. The bilateral relations between Baghdad and The Hague were discussed, as well as methods for enhancing fruitful bilateral cooperation in various fields, in addition to cooperation and coordination in international forums to […]

New Swedish Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim has received a copy of the credentials of Swedish Ambassador to Iraq Mr. Lars Ronnås. The two sides discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples. Minister Alhakim expressed Baghdad’s aspiration for a greater role for Sweden in […]

UK announces New Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. The UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office has announced that Mr Stephen Hickey has been appointed as British Ambassador to Iraq. He succeeds Mr Jon Wilks CMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Hickey will take up his appointment during November 2019. He has most recently served in New […]

New US Ambassador takes up Post

On June 9, 2019, Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller presented his credentials to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq to President Barham Salih and Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim. Ambassador Tueller thanked President Salih and Minister Alhakim for their warm reception and commented: “The United States is committed to our Strategic Framework Agreement which defines our bilateral […]

US Senate confirms Tueller as Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Ambassador Matthew Tueller to be the Ambassador to Iraq. Tueller has most recently served as U.S. Ambassador to Yemen. A native of Utah, Utah, his other overseas assignments have included Ambassador to Kuwait, Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Cairo; Political Minister Counselor at Embassy Baghdad; Deputy […]