NATO Mission Iraq takes on additional advisory and capacity-building tasks following a request from the Iraqi authorities.
Press Release, Brussels, 17 August 2023: Following a request from the Iraqi authorities and a decision by the North Atlantic Council on Thursday (17 August 2023), the scope of NATO Mission Iraq will also include advisory and capacity-building activities in support of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior and Federal Police Command.
This additional activity will be conducted in complementarity with support offered by other nations and international organisations. All of NATO’s activities are carried out at Iraq’s request and in full respect of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Established in 2018, NATO Mission Iraq advises Iraqi defence and security officials in the Ministry of Defence, the Office of the National Security Advisor, the Prime Minister’s National Operations Centre, and now also the Ministry of Interior and Federal Police Command. The mission also advises Iraq’s professional military education institutions in the greater Baghdad area.