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NATO Secretary General restresses NATO’s continued cooperation with Iraq in phone call with new Iraq Prime Minister

Today (8 May 2020), NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a phone call with new Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The Secretary General congratulated him on his appointment and parliamentary confirmation.
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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.
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Senior NATO official meets Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister

Today (21 January 2020), NATO Assistant Secretary General for Operations Dr. John Manza and his delegation met with 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 the Republic of Iraq and NATO. They agreed that strong cooperation between the Republic of Iraq and NATO is of mutual benefit. NATO remains committed to our training mission in Iraq, which contributes to the fight against terrorism.
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NATO and Iraq discuss developments in the Middle East and continued cooperation

Today (14 January 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Iraq’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abdul Karim Hashim Aboualgus at NATO Headquarters.
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NATO addresses Middle East tensions

NATO Ambassadors met on Monday (6 January 2020) to address current tensions in the Middle East and implications for NATO’s training mission in Iraq.
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NATO Secretary General in Iraq: training national forces is a key tool in fighting terrorism

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Tuesday (17 September 2019) for talks on the Alliance’s new training mission in the country and the security situation in the region. The Secretary General paid tribute to the bravery of the Iraqi forces in liberating their country from Daesh and freeing millions from oppression, saying this victory makes Iraq safer, and NATO safer too.
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NATO Secretary General arrives in Iraq with Supreme Allied Commander Europe

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Baghdad on Monday (16 September 2019) for talks with the Iraqi government and the leadership of the Alliance’s new training mission in the country. Mr. Stoltenberg is being accompanied by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Tod Wolters.
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NATO and Iraq strengthen cooperation on defence education

Between 7 and 11 April 2019, subject matter experts from NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) at NATO Headquarters and from Professional Military Education institutions of Allied countries conducted a week-long visit of Iraq’s Defence University for Military Studies in Baghdad. The visit was in support of NATO Mission Iraq’s commitment to help the further development of Iraqi professional military education institutions, as part of its broader efforts on the reform of national security structures.
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NATO continues to strengthen Iraqi security structures through new mission in Iraq

On 31 October 2018, a new NATO-led mission in Iraq started its work to further develop Iraq’s security institutions and structures. The new mission, called NATO Mission Iraq, was launched at the NATO Summit held in Brussels on 11 and 12 July 2018, following a request by the Iraqi government. The mission is led by Major General Dany Fortin of the Canadian Armed Forces, and builds on prior training and capacity-building efforts carried out in the country since January 2017 by NATO civilian and military personnel.
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NATO helps Iraq to strengthen its force planning capacity

NATO conducted a four-day workshop on 15-18 October 2018 to strengthen the Iraqi Security Forces’ ability to plan and conduct missions and tasks outlined in the country’s national security strategy. Called ‘strategic guidance mission analysis’, this is the first step of a comprehensive defence planning process aiming to help the Iraqi Security Forces adapt their current force structure to future security challenges. “NATO is one of the crucial partners helping Iraq with this process in the upcoming years,” Major General Adel, Commander of the Iraqi Army Planning Directorate said.

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