U.S. Government Officials Meet with Basrah Governor and Provincial Council to launch Takamul project

The U.S. Consul General, Timmy Davis, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director, Dr. William Patterson, met with Basrah Governor, Asaad al-Idani, the Acting Provincial Council Chairman, Waled Ghaitan, and other provincial council members on November 6. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the new USAID Iraq Governance Performance ... Read More»

Independence Day Celebration in Basrah

Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Williams and Consul General Dayton were honored to host an Independence Day Celebration yesterday in Basrah. They were joined by a diverse group of Basrawi leaders to celebrate the 241st anniversary of American Independence. At the event, Chargé Williams recognized the sacrifices of southern Iraqis who helped liberate Mosul. It was truly ... Read More»

CDA’s Remarks – Independence Day Event

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Chief Judge Adel Abdul-Rasaq, Representatives of Governor Nasrouwi, and Provincial Council Chairman Bazouni, Distinguished members of the Government of Iraq, ... Read More»

Independence Day 2017 – CG Welcome Remarks

Thank you, Steve.  Distinguished representatives of the Government, the Provincial Council, the judiciary, the diplomatic corps, and civil society; colleagues; and friends all – thank you for joining us at this celebration of the 241st anniversary of America’s independence.   241 years ago in Philadelphia, 56 patriots put their signatures to our founding document, the ... Read More»

Consul General’s Visit to Muthanna

After his recent visit to Uruk, the Consul General remarked: “We were so impressed by the quality of this UNESCO World Heritage site and its significance for all humanity. This site – and other magnificent antiquities in southern Iraq – present opportunities for American universities, museums, NGOs, scholars, and investors to partner with Iraqi authorities ... Read More»

Consul General Basrah Visit to Muthanna

On January 23, Consul General Win Dayton enjoyed the hospitality and generosity of Muthanna province. During meetings with Governor Dr. Faleh Abdul Hassan al-Zaiyadi and First Deputy Provincial Council Chairman Mohammed Hissoni and other Council members, Consul General Dayton discussed investment, security, and education issues. They also discussed the success of USAID’s Taqadum program, which ... Read More»

CG Basrah Visit to the al-Moosawi Dates Factory in Basrah

There is nothing that tastes better than a date from southern Iraq! This week, Consul General Win Dayton was warmly welcomed at the al-Moosawi Dates Factory and was shown the hospitality for which Iraq is famous. The factory is a shining example of Iraqi entrepreneurship and is exporting dates to Europe and exploring markets elsewhere. ... Read More»

Basrah Consul General Dayton Donates Backpacks During Visit to Maysan

Consul General Win Dayton was received with legendary Maysani hospitality on a recent visit to Al Amarah. The Consul General met with Provincial Council Chairman Monther al-Shawai and members of the Provincial Council. He also took time to speak with students and presented a donation of backpacks full of school supplies and English language teaching ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Meets with Alumni

During a recent visit to Basrah, Deputy Chief of Mission Stephanie Williams held a round table discussion with Alumni of State Department exchange programs. The Alumni have participated in either short or long-term professional and academic programs in the United States and now maintain an active Alumni Association which conducts community service projects. Read More»

DCM and Basrah CG Visit Um-Qaser Port

Last week, Deputy Chief of Mission Stephanie Williams and Consul General Win Dayton met with Umm Qasr North Port Director Captain Hamid Bkheet and Umm Qasr South Port Director Captain Salim Jabbar and toured the port facilities. They praised the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) and the port’s management for welcoming foreign investors ... Read More»

Medical English Program

Congratulations to the first graduates of the U.S. Consulate’s Medical English Program. Dr. Welker, our resident surgeon, gave weekly lectures, for six weeks, to Medical students from the University of Basrah. This allowed students to practice use of advanced English for medical purposes. The Consulate will continue the program for additional students to create important ... Read More»

U.S. Consulates Hosts Election Event

Consulate General Basrah extends its thanks to our 80 plus distinguished guests from government, academia, and civil society who attended our post-election brunch this morning! Before entering the ballroom, our guests were greeted with life-size cutouts of the Presidential candidates and opportunities for pictures. The catered event included a variety of savory Iraqi finger foods ... Read More»

Consulate Hosts Women’s Roundtable Discussion

On September 6, 2016, the U.S. Consulate in Basrah hosted nearly two dozen females leaders from the provinces of Dhi Qar, MAysan, Muthanna and Basrah for a series of roundtable discussions. The Iraqi women met with female Consulate officers from the Economic, Political and Public Affairs sections to discuss opportunities and challenges for women and ... Read More»

USG trains Southern Refinery Company in Project Management

Remarks by Brian Shelbourn – Economic Officer – U.S. Consulate Basrah Your Excellency Director General Mahmood Abd al- Ameer Hashim, Tarabot Sub-Committee and Project Management Department Head Mr. Ibrahim Abd Al Zahra, Head of Information and Primavera Section Mr. Fadi Salem, Head of Cost Estimation Section Mr. Tahseen Ali Ahmed, Distinguished SRC Project Managers and ... Read More»

Opening the World to Basrah, and Basrah to the World

The U.S. Consulate General in Basrah congratulates their Excellencies the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, and Governor Dr. Majid Al-Nasrawi, on the opening of a new liaison office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Basrah.  The office and the associated decentralization of services will benefit the citizens of southern Iraq and the diplomatic ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Steve Walker visited the Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital in Basrah

On March 12, U.S. Consul General Steve Walker visited the Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital in Basrah to pay his respects to southern Iraqis wounded in the fight against Da’esh. He thanked them for their service and sacrifice on behalf of their country “I want to express my deepest gratitude to the thousands of Iraqis who have ... Read More»

USAID Mission Director Visits Basrah

On December 7-9, U.S. Consulate General Basrah welcomed USAID Iraq Mission Director Brooke Isham for her first official visit to southern Iraq. While in Basrah, Dr. Isham paid a call on Provincial Council Chairman Sabah Al-Bazouni to highlight the U.S. Government’s commitment to economic development and good governance in southern Iraq. USAID is supporting development ... Read More»

Ambassador Jones Visits Basrah

On November 25-26, Ambassador Stuart E. Jones visited Basrah to meet with provincial officials, tribal leaders, and energy sector executives. The Ambassador was joined by the U.S. Consul General to Basrah. During his visit, Ambassador Jones met with Basrah Governor Majid Al-Nasrawi for a wide-ranging discussion of security, economic, and humanitarian assistance challenges facing Iraq. ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General in Basrah Celebrates UN International Day of Tolerance

On November 17th, the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah commemorated the United Nations International Day of Tolerance by bringing together community leaders from across the diverse spectrum of Iraqi society for an event held at the Mnawi Basha Hotel. The UN International Day of Tolerance promotes respect and appreciation for the world’s rich variety of ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Steve Walker Visits Basrah Governor Majid al-Nasrawi, Reaffirms U.S.-Iraqi Partnership

On August 3rd, Basrah Governor Majid al-Nasrawi welcomed U.S. Consul General Steve Walker, in his first official visit since assuming his duties at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah. Consul General Walker expressed appreciation for the opportunity to represent the United States in Iraq’s southern provinces, and affirmed his commitment to advancing economic, commercial, and ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Basrah Welcomes Consul General Steve Walker

On July 22, Mr. Steve Walker assumed responsibilities as U.S. Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah. Mr. Walker is a career diplomat with over two decades of service to the U.S. Department of State, with numerous assignments in the region including U.S. Embassy Baghdad. “I’m honored to take up the position of ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Basrah Hosts Iftaar Dinner

On July 15th, U.S. Consulate General Basrah continued its traditional recognition of the Holy Month of Ramadan with an Iftaar dinner hosted by Consul General Matthias Mitman. A broad range of key leaders from across southern Iraq attended the event, which served as an opportunity for discussion, fellowship, and reflection on the significance of Ramadan ... Read More»

President Obama meets with Speaker al-Jabouri in Washington

Readout of Meetings with Salim al-Jabouri, Speaker of Iraq’s Council of Representatives President Obama dropped by a meeting today at the White House with Vice President Biden and Salim al-Jabouri, Speaker of Iraq’s Council of Representatives. President Obama and Vice President Biden commended Speaker al-Jabouri for his leadership in parliament and his efforts to bolster ... Read More»
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