Tag Archives | Belarus

Why Iraqi Kurds are seeking Refuge in Europe

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Why Iraqi Kurds are seeking refuge in Europe The heartbreaking drama of thousands of migrants, many of them Iraqi Kurds, stranded along the Belarusian border with Poland, where they encounter dire conditions in […]

400+ Migrants from Belarus brought back to Kurdistan

More than 400 stranded migrants from Belarus-Poland border brought back to Kurdistan Region A rescue flight from Belarus is set to land at Erbil after 7:00 pm today, returning more than 400 migrants who had been stranded on the Belarus-Poland border. Over 20,000 people attempting to enter Europe through Belarus have been stuck for over […]

Iraq to Repatriate Citizens Stranded at Belarus Border

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq to repatriate citizens stranded at Belarus border The Iraqi announcement came as the European Union said it would step up sanctions on the Belarusian government and some airlines. Click here […]

Iraq reported to have closed Belarusian Consulates

By John Lee. Iraq's Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reportedly ordered the closure of the honorary consulates of Belarus in Baghdad and Erbil. According to Rojnews, the decision was made due to the ease with which Iraqis were being granted visas to travel to Belarus, and the continuing refugee crisis on that country's border […]

Flights resume between Iraq and Belarus

By John Lee. Flights are reportedly resuming between Iraq and Belarus, following a suspension due to COVID-19. According to Shafaq, Iraqi Airways will operate one flight per week between Baghdad and Minsk. Meanwhile, Belta reports that Fly Baghdad will serve the same route on Mondays and Thursdays. (Sources: Belta, Shafaq)

Belarus, Iraq discuss Cooperation

On October 28, 2019 the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Andrei Dapkiunas, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iraq to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus non-resident, Haydar Mansour Hadi. The meeting was held on the occasion of the Ambassador's completion of his […]

Iraq considers Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE)

The Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) recently held a meeting with a delegation from the Iraqi Businessmen Association (IBA). In the course of the talks, the representatives of Iraq’s production and trading companies learnt about BUCE main activities and principles as well as the advantages of leveraging the exchange mechanism to boost Belarus-Iraq bilateral trade. […]

Belarus, Iraq in Talks on Healthcare

By John Lee. The Ambassador of Belarus to Turkey and Iraq (non-resident), Andrei Savinykh, is paying a working visit to Baghdad this week. On 1 July he held meetings with Iraqi Minister of Health, Adila Hammoud Hussein, and with the Iraqi Foreign Ministry. During the meeting with Adila Hammoud Hussein the parties discussed the possibility […]

KRG, Belarus sign MOU on IT

By John Lee. The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Regional Government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with its counterpart in Belarus for technical training in the field of information technology. The agreement was signed during a recent visit to Belarus by a delegation headed by Samal Sardar, the KRG […]

Foreign Minister Arrives to Belarus

Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al Jaafari arrived in the Belarusian Capital, Minsk, on Wednesday on an official visit upon an invitation from his Belarusian Counterpart, Vladimir Makei. Minister Jaafari stressed that the aim of the visit is to bolster Iraqi-Belarusian relations as part of the Iraqi foreign policy due to the joint interests in addition to […]


Belarus, Iraq to Cooperate on Healthcare, Education

By John Lee. On Tuesday, the Head of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Africa and Middle East Department, Igor Leshchenya, had a meeting with the Iraqi Ambassador to Belarus, Haidar Hadi. The sides discussed the whole range of issues, including steps to further strengthen relations between the countries. In particular, they identified possible measures […]