DCM Hood meets with Ministry of Health and Environment and Directorate of Mine Action

At the U.S. Embassy, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health and Environment, Dr. Kamaran Ali Hassan, and the Director General of the Directorate of Mine Action, Engineer Khaled Rashaad, met with Deputy Chief of Mission Joey Hood and Embassy Staff to discuss issues of demining in the liberated areas. The United States is the …

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U.S. Embassy hosts a conference regarding Basrah water crisis

Following through on Ambassador Silliman’s recent announcement, the U.S. Embassy hosted key members from the international community who are active in the Basrah water crisis response. DCM Joey Hood opened the event noting, “Many of the solutions to address this crisis will take long-term planning and coordination throughout all levels of government, and the U.S. …

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U.S. Supports Program to Improve Local Services to Iraqis

On Sunday, May 21, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Williams and the USAID Acting Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Maria Longi attended the final workshop of the joint U.S.-Iraqi Taqadum program.  The $106 million initiative, funded by the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), helps local Iraqi authorities improve public …

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U.S. Embassy Announces First-Step in $1 Billion Sovereign Loan Guarantee for Iraq

Today the Government of Iraq signed a loan guarantee agreement with the United States. The signing represents the first step in the process for Iraq to obtain greater access to international capital markets. After specific legal requirements and policy considerations have been satisfied, Iraq can move forwards to become the beneficiary of a U.S. sovereign …

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