|10 May. 2022 ||
Italy assumes command of NATO Mission Iraq
On 10 May 2022, Lieutenant General Giovanni Iannucci from Italy assumed command of NATO Mission Iraq, following a change of command ceremony held in Baghdad. He succeeds Lieutenant General Michael Lollesgaard from Denmark, who had assumed his command on 6 May 2021.
|28 Mar. 2022 ||
Coronavirus Response: Iraq benefits from continued support from NATO
On 26 March 2022, Iraq received more than 1 ton of specialised electrical equipment and a maintenance toolkit from NATO’s Pandemic Response Stockpile, with air transportation provided by Italy. This delivery follows on an oxygen generation system and 100 oxygen cylinders donated last year; and it marks the completion of the Pandemic Response Trust Fund project in support to Iraq. This substantial supplementary equipment will allow to operationalise the oxygen generation system.
|30 Jun. 2021 ||
Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq visits NATO Headquarters
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi of Iraq to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (30 June 2021). Prime Minister al-Kadhimi, accompanied by Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein and Defence Minister Jumaah Saadoon, discussed with the Secretary General the progress being made by NATO Mission Iraq. The non-combat mission trains and advises Iraqi security institutions and forces, helping them to fight terrorism and stabilise their country. The Secretary General highlighted the excellent cooperation between NATO and the Iraqi government, and commended Iraq's security forces for their efforts to ensure that Daesh/ISIS does not return. They discussed the security situation in the region and Iraq's upcoming elections.
|10 Jun. 2021 ||
Coronavirus Response: NATO and Poland support Iraq
This week (8 June 2021), Poland delivered medical equipment and supplies, including facemasks, protective gloves and suits, to Iraq in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and Poland coordinated this support made possible by Poland’s donation to the NATO stockpile.
|06 May. 2021 ||
Denmark reaffirms its commitment to command NATO Mission Iraq
Today (6 May 2021), Lieutenant-General Michael Lollesgaard of the Danish Armed Forces assumed command of NATO Mission Iraq, following a ceremony held in Baghdad. He succeeds Lieutenant General Per Olsen of the Danish Armed Forces, who had commanded the mission since November 2020.
|11 Mar. 2021 ||
Iraq’s Foreign Minister addresses the North Atlantic Council on strengthening NATO-Iraq cooperation
Today (11 March 2021), the Foreign Minister of Iraq Fuad Hussein briefed the North Atlantic Council virtually. The discussion focused on NATO-Iraq cooperation and on NATO’s advising and training mission in Iraq. NATO Ambassadors, as well as those of operational partners Australia, Finland and Sweden took part.
|25 Nov. 2020 ||
Denmark assumes command of NATO Mission Iraq
Lieutenant-General Per Pugholm Olsen of the Danish Armed Forces is the new Commander of the NATO Mission Iraq, following a change of command ceremony held in Baghdad on 24 November 2020. He succeeds Major-General Jennie Carignan of the Canadian Armed Forces, who had assumed command of the mission in November 2019.
|16 Sep. 2020 ||
Secretary General welcomes Iraqi Foreign Minister at NATO Headquarters
Today (16 September 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Foreign Minister of Iraq Mr. Fuad Mohammad Hussein, at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The Secretary General shared his deepest sympathies for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and reaffirmed NATO Allies’ commitment to continue supporting Iraq in responding to this crisis. Mr. Stoltenberg also welcomed Prime Minister al-Kadhimi’s continued efforts to pursue a comprehensive reform process to make Iraq more secure for its people and the region.
|13 Aug. 2020 ||
Coronavirus response: Spain completes delivery of medical assistance to Iraq
On Thursday 13 August 2020, the Spanish Ministry of Defence delivered disinfectants to the Iraqi authorities, in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic. A ceremony to this effect was held at the Iraqi air base of Al-Muthana, in the presence of several officials, including Brigadier General Salah from the Prime Minister National Operation Command and the Spanish Chargée d’Affaires, Mrs Mariana Figueroa Sánchez.
|27 Jul. 2020 ||
Coronavirus response: Spain delivers critical medical aid to Iraq
On Sunday 26 July 2020, in response to a request for COVID-19 relief aid from Iraq to NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), Spain handed over critical medical supplies to Iraqi authorities. The donation by the Spanish Ministry of Defence was handed over to the Director of the Prime Minister´s National Operations Centre Major General Mohamed Al Shimary, by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Spanish Embassy Mariana Figueroa Sánchez, during a small ceremony at Baghdad International Airport.