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  • Official Visit to Dhi Qar Province

    Official Visit to Dhi Qar Province

    On November 22, a group from the U.S. Consulate visited Dhi Qar province to see some of the province's ancient wonders and to meet with Governor Yahia Al-Naseri for a wide-ranging discussion of ways to build partnerships, bolster business ties and foster people-to-people connections between the people of Dhi Qar & the U.S.

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    International Day of Tolerance

    On November 17th, the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah commemorated the United Nations International Day of Tolerance by bringing together community leaders from across the diverse spectrum of Iraqi society for an event held at the Mnawi Basha Hotel.

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    CG Visits UN Camp for Internally Displaced People

    On October 8, Consul General Steve Walker visited the United Nations Collective Center for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Basrah and met many of the families living there.

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    U.S. Consulate Hosts Basrah Orchestra

    U.S. Consulate General hosted members of the Basrah Orchestra for a musical performance.

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    USCG Basrah Hosts Women Leaders

    On September 12, the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah hosted an impressive group of women from southern Iraq for a luncheon in honor of women leaders. The guests included professors, artists, government officials, NGO leaders, and human rights advocates from Basrah, Dhi Qar, Muthanna, and Maysan.

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    CG Walker Meets Officials for Energy Infrastructure

    On September 10, Consul General Steve Walker met with representatives from the Ministry of Oil, Ministry of Transportation, South Oil Company, the Energy Police, and the Iraqi Navy, as well as visitors from the Department of State and the Department of Energy in Washington to promote Iraq's development and long-term prosperity.

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    CG Steve Walker Attends Access Program Graduation

    On August 28, Consul General Steve Walker attended the English Access Microscholarship Program graduation to congratulate a group of young Iraqis who completed two years of afterschool English classes and intensive summer learning activities funded by the U.S. State Department.




  • MERS Update

    U.S. Citizens in the region are encouraged to monitor the CDC's guidance relating to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS CoV) and take appropriate precautions as directed by the CDC.  For more information, please visit the CDC website located here:

    Polio Update

    A resurgence of the polio virus and its rapid spread to new countries prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 5, 2014, to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The WHO recommends certain precautions to international travelers. All travelers to or from the countries currently infected and exporting wild poliovirus -- Pakistan, Cameroon, and the Syrian Arab Republic -- should receive polio vaccinations within twelve months of international travel. U.S. citizens should be aware that they may be subject to additional polio vaccination requirements to enter or exit these countries.

    In addition, WHO declared seven countries -- Afghanistan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria, and Somalia -- infected with wild poliovirus but not currently exporting it. These countries pose an ongoing risk for wild poliovirus exportations in 2014. U.S. citizens visiting or residing in these countries may wish to take additional precautions, including determining if they should receive polio vaccinations prior to international travel.

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