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U.S. Relationship

The shrine of Al-Abbas Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Talib in Karbala, Iraq
The shrine of Al-Abbas Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Talib in Karbala, Iraq

U.S.-Iraq Relations

The U.S. Mission in Iraq is dedicated to our enduring strategic partnership with the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi people. In coordination with the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, the United States assisted Iraq’s efforts to achieve the December 2017 milestone of liberating the country from ISIS. Following the territorial defeat of ISIS in Iraq, the United States increased
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The shrine of Al-Abbas Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Talib in Karbala, Iraq

U.S. Assistance to Iraq

U.S. bilateral assistance to Iraq focuses on economic reform, assistance to vulnerable groups, and democracy and governance. We continue to help strengthen the capacity of Iraq’s civil society organizations and elected representatives. U.S. bilateral assistance aims not only to bolster Iraq’s democratic institutions, but also to preserve the strategic, political, and economic importance of the U.S.-Iraq partnership in a changing
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The shrine of Al-Abbas Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Talib in Karbala, Iraq

Bilateral Economic Relations

The Iraqi government has stated its intention to transition from a centrally run economy to one that is market oriented. The United States is one of Iraq’s largest trading partners, and investment by U.S. companies has increased significantly in the last 10 years. To increase trade, the United States has designated Iraq as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized
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Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Investment Climate Statements

The Investment Climate Statements analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses and provide information on the business climates.

Fiscal Transparency Report

The Fiscal Transparency Report analyzes government transparency and identifies needed changes to improve public spending accountability.

The U.S. delivers COVID vaccines to Iraq.

COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Since August, 2021 the United States has donated 503,100 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Iraq. This includes 503,100 Pfizer doses. Of the 503,100 vaccine doses, 100% were donated in partnership with COVAX.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

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