Consul General Timmy Davis Visits Houston with a Delegation from Universities in Basrah

Consul General Timmy Davis accompanied a delegation from Basrah’s universities to visit Houston, Texas, as part of our commitment to deepen our partnership and foster the economic development of southern Iraq. The delegation attended the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference, the world’s largest oil show, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and met with leadership at the University …

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Delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives’ Armed Services Committee visits Baghdad

A delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives’ Armed Services Committee visited Baghdad to discuss U.S.-Iraq relations. Representatives John Garamendi of California, Deb Haaland of New Mexico, and Veronica Escobar of Texas, met with Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi and Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi. They discussed the importance of the U.S.-Iraq relationship and the future of …

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President Salih meets with visiting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali

President Barham Salih met with visiting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali. Assistant Secretary Natali stressed the United States’ determination and commitment to strengthening bilateral relations and broadening cooperation between our two countries. President Salih praised the United States’ support for Iraq, particularly in the fight against terrorism, assisting …

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Meets with Iraqi Leaders

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with Iraqi leaders, including Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi, yesterday to discuss improving economic ties between our two countries and working together toward greater energy independence for Iraq. This was the first cabinet-level visit from the United States to meet with the Prime Minister and the meeting underscored …

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Ambassador Silliman hosts a trade mission from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Yesterday, Ambassador Silliman hosted a trade mission from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce representing more than 50 U.S. companies. These companies are looking to introduce high quality American products and services to the Iraqi market, advance technology to kick-start economic growth, and to develop partnerships with local companies during their meetings in Baghdad this week. …

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Ambassador Silliman addressing today’s U.S. Trade Opportunities

Ambassador Silliman addressing today’s U.S. Trade Opportunities Breakfast: “The American private sector has innovative capabilities, access to finance, and strategic vision. It can play a critical role in improving Iraq’s economy and creating the private sector jobs Iraq urgently needs. . . . Our companies can help expand access to electricity, upgrade transportation networks, improve …

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The United States is working with Iraq to improve airport safety

The United States is working with Iraq to improve airport safety. The U.S. Department of State Export Control and Border Security Program (EXBS), in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, offered training to 47 Iraqi officials from airports around the country on “Low-Technology Threats to Public Transportation”, discussing how to detect and prevent potential attacks …

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Ambassador Silliman Encourages U.S. Businesses to Visit Iraq

Last week, Ambassador Silliman and members of his Economic Team joined in on a call with U.S. businesses to answer questions and encourage their participation in an upcoming visit to Iraq in December. The trip will provide a great opportunity for U.S. businesses to gain a better understanding of the commercial and investment opportunities across …

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