Iraqis in the U.S. participating in the Digital Media Program

The U.S. Embassy has sent a group of Iraqi journalists and social media practitioners to the United States for a two-week #DigitalMediaProgram . The program aims to expose the participants to modern practices in digital media and also connect them with American and international media and press organizations. First stop: Washington, D.C. While in Washington, the ...
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U.S. Embassy Baghdad Celebrates World Press Freedom Day

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was proud to celebrate World Press Freedom Day alongside the National Union of Iraqi Journalists, the Iraqi Women Journalists Forum, and the Journalistic Freedom Observatory in a special event at The Station on May 3. We hosted two discussion panels on the topic of “War Correspondents” and “The Role of ...
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Official Iraqi Spokespersons Attend the Daily Press Briefing of the U.S. State Department

Today the delegation of official Iraqi spokespersons attended the daily press briefing with the official spokesperson of the U.S. State Department, Heather Nauert. After the briefing, Ms. Nauert and the spokespersons exchanged ideas on how we can work together to fight the scourge of extremist messaging that threatens both our countries. This Embassy-funded visit highlights ...
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Official Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga Spokespersons Visit Washington

Official spokespersons from the Government of Iraq and Kurdish Peshmerga are in Washington this week to meet their counterparts from the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of State. An amazing sign of bilateral friendship and a symbol of the U.S. commitment to a federal, democratic, unified, and prosperous Iraq!
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Ambassador Silliman Roundtable with Iraqi Local Media

In roundtable session with Iraqi Journalists U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman commended the bravery of all the Iraqis fighting to liberate Mosul from Da’esh. He noted that the battle to free Mosul is difficult because of the size of the city and the “abomination” of Da’esh using civilians as human shields and attacking aid-distribution ...
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Ambassador Silliman meets with a group of Iraqi students and graduates

On Tuesday December 13, 2016 , AMB Silliman and Arsalan Suleman, the Acting U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, met a group of civic-minded undergraduates and recent college graduates to discuss issues such as human rights, countering violent extremism, health, education, entrepreneurship, and science and technology.        
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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 ...
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DCM Visits Mosawi Mosque

Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Stephanie Williams, visited the Mosawi Grand Mosque when she was in Basrah last week. We were honored by the kindness and generosity of his Excellency Sayed Abdalali Al-Mosawi, who welcomed our special guest so warmly.
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