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NATO "Continues to Strengthen Iraqi Security Forces"

By John Lee. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein to NATO Headquarters on Monday (20 March 2023). The Secretary General thanked Iraq for its commitment to its partnership with NATO, particularly with respect to fighting international terrorism and promoting stability in the region. Mr Stoltenberg underscored that NATO continues to […]

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Italy assumes command of NATO Mission in Iraq

Major General Giovanni Iannucci (pictured) from Italy has assumed command of NATO Mission Iraq, following a change of command ceremony held in Baghdad. He succeeds Lieutenant General Michael Lollesgaard from Denmark, who had assumed his command on 6 May 2021. On the occasion of the change of command, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg offered the […]

NATO, Iraq, and the Benefits of the Alliance

By Major Tim Ball, for the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Thank You for Being a Friend: NATO, Iraq, and the Benefits of the Alliance After a recent meeting of defense ministers in Brussels, NATO […]

NATO Mission to Iraq to Increase 8-Fold

By John Lee. NATO defence ministers concluded their second day of meetings via secure teleconference on Thursday. They discussed NATO-led missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Both missions are key contributions to the fight against international terrorism. On Iraq, Ministers agreed to expand the scope of the NATO mission, following Iraq's request, in order to support […]

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NATO Reaffirms Commitment to Support Iraq

By John Lee. On Wednesday 16 September, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the Foreign Minister of Iraq Mr. Fuad Mohammad Hussein, at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The Secretary General shared his deepest sympathies for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and reaffirmed NATO Allies' commitment to continue supporting Iraq in responding to this […]

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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 […]

Iraq Requests NATO's Help with COVID-19

By John Lee. NATO's Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) has received a request for international assistance from Iraq to control the spread of COVID-19 and deal with those affected. The EADRCC is NATO's principal civil emergency response mechanism in the Euro-Atlantic area. It is active all year round, operational on a 24/7 basis, and […]

NATO Enhances Training Mission in Iraq

By John Lee. The coronavirus pandemic dominated a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels last week, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. "We addressed a number of issues, including our missions in Afghanistan and Iraq and our support for Georgia and Ukraine, but our response to the COVID-19 was at the top of our agenda," […]

European Forces Withdraw from Iraq

By John Lee. European countries including France, Spain and the Netherlands have reportedly announced the temporary withdrawal of troops from the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition and NATO Training Mission in Iraq. According to Janes 360, the withdrawals follow an announcement by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) that it had ceased training Iraqi […]

NATO to Expand Iraq Training Mission

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Wednesday (12 February 2020) that Allied ministers had reaffirmed their support to Iraq and agreed in principle to enhance NATOs training mission. In the first instance, this will consist of taking on some of the Global Coalition’s current training activities. Ministers also agreed to explore what more could […]

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NATO supports Iraq’s Defence Education Institutions

NATO supports continued development of Iraq’s defence education institutions On 12-14 January 2020, a delegation from Iraq’s National Defence College visited Ukraine’s National Defence University in Kyiv. The visit was conducted within the framework of the NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP). This programme supports the NATO Mission Iraq’s commitment and efforts towards the further […]

Snr NATO Official meets Iraqi Deputy FM

On Tuesday, the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Operations Dr. John Manza and his delegation met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq Mr. Abdul Karim Hashim Aboualgus and his team. The Deputy Minister and Dr. Manza discussed the current state of the NATO Mission in Iraq and cooperation between […]

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