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Irish Govt approves plans for Iraqi Embassy

By John Lee. The Irish Cabinet has reportedly approved a plan to establish an Iraqi embassy in Dublin. According to a report from The Journal, the Iraqi Government wishes to set up the embassy to develop relations with Ireland and provide consular assistance to Iraqi citizens living in Ireland. The Iraqi Cabinet approved the plan […]

Qatar to Open Consulate in Erbil

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has adopted the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the opening of a Qatari general consulate in Erbil. Iraq reserves its right to open an Iraqi consulate in Qatar in the future, according to the principle of reciprocity. (Source: Iraqi Cabinet)

Iraq plans to open Embassy in Dublin

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Among the items agreed was a decision to approve a recommendation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to open an embassy in the Irish capital Dublin, instead of a general consulate. A decision to open […]

Sri Lanka to close Embassy in Baghdad

By John Lee. The Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it will temporarily close its Embassy in Baghdad. The decision, with effect from 30 April 2022, is part of a general restructuring of Sri Lanka's diplomatic representation overseas, undertaken in the context of economic situation and foreign currency constraints faced by the […]

Iraq to Open New Consulates Abroad

By John Lee. At its regular meeting the Iraqi Cabinet approved the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to open consulates in the Iranian city of Isfahan; in Melbourne, Australia; and the Irish capital, Dublin. A Cabinet statement added that Iraq "reserves its right to open an Iraqi consulate general in the People's Republic […]

Six New Ambassadors to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, has this week received the credentials of several new ambassadors to Baghdad: the Ambassador of India to Baghdad, Mr. Prashant Bisai (pictured); the Ambassador of Spain to Baghdad, Mr. Pedro Martineth; the Ambassador of Sweden to Baghdad, Mr. Jonas Lofven; the Ambassador of Pakistan to Baghdad, Mr. […]

Possible Reopening of Iraqi Embassy in Libya

By John Lee. Iraq's Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, has met with the Foreign Minister of Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohamed Taher Siala, on the sidelines a meeting of the League of Arab States in Cairo. Minister Hussein congratulated his Libyan counterpart on the occasion of announcing the results of the formation of the […]

Switzerland hopes to Reopen Embassy in Baghdad

By John Lee. Switzerland is hoping to reopen its embassy in Baghdad early next year. The announcement was made after the Chief of Iraq's Protocol Department, Mr. Ali Shamran, met with the Swiss ambassador to Iraq residing in Amman, Mr. Lukas Gasser, and discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to develop them. […]

Trump "Pulling Dozens of Diplomats out of Iraq"

By Nahal Toosi, for Politico. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Trump pulling dozens of diplomats out of Iraq The Trump administration is pulling out as many as half of America's diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as tensions spike with […]

US threat to shutter Baghdad Embassy 'Ongoing'

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. US threat to shutter Baghdad embassy 'ongoing,' says Syria envoy Outgoing US Syria envoy James Jeffrey says the State Department's threats to close the US Embassy in Iraq is "very serious." […]

Denmark will Open Embassy in Baghdad

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. Denmark will open embassy to Iraq in Baghdad this year Denmark will open an embassy in Baghdad this fall. The move comes as the NATO member prepares to assume command of […]

New Zealand to Close Embassy in Iraq

New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters, has announced the closure of the New Zealand Embassy in Baghdad. Mr Peters said: "This decision to permanently close the Embassy was not taken lightly and is in no way an indication of any change in the value that New Zealand places on its relationship with Iraq. "The […]