Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq


Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bagdad 220, Iraq




The Minister

Ibrahim Abdul-Kareem Hamza Al-Eshaiker Al-Jaafari

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq


He is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq. His political career began in 1980, when he was elected as a member of the Islamic Dawa Party. In the same year he left Iraq heading to Syria, due to the repression of the defunct Baath Party, and then he moved to Iran until 1990.

In 1982 he participated in founding the Islamic Supreme Council. He was the Chairman of the Executive Office and the Executive Committee of the Council.
In 1996 he was elected as the Spokesman of the Islamic Dawa party. 
In 2003 he was the first President in the Governing Council and during his term he established a 25 member committee to write the draft of the new constitution of Iraq.

In 2005 he became the First elected Prime Minister of Iraq, following the general election held on 30th January 2005, in which most of the Iraqis went to the polls. During his premier of the Transitional government, he managed to accomplish significant achievements in seven months and laid down foundations for a vast range of development projects to overcome the heavy legacy of the previous regime and rebuid the devastated infrastructure.
In 2014 he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, incumbent, in the government of Dr. Haider Al Abadi.



To achieve the goals of our foreign policy in a responsible vision in accordance with the main objectives of the Ministry.

Iraq confirms its peaceful foreign policy aiming at normalization of diplomatic relations with the international community on the basis of cooperation and respect for mutual interests and sponsoring them in accordance with the international law and stand at the same distance from all international parties in an equitable manner.

Core values

  • To protect Iraq's security and promote stability and preserve the unity and harmony of society. 
  • To move forward in the expansion of bilateral diplomatic relations area with the world countries and bring the international community to contribute in the reconstruction of Iraq and its infrastructure and development. 
  • Contribute to building the economy in a thoughtful way that ensures raising the standard of life for the Iraqi people. 
  • Promoting the activity of the Iraqi diplomatic missions and enhancing Iraq's interests in political, economic, social and cultural spheres. 
  • Strengthen the foundations of democracy within the framework of sovereignty, unity and equality among citizens.