The mission of the U.S. State Department across the globe is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and to foster stability and progress.
The State Department’s Mission in Iraq includes the American Embassy in Baghdad, and its Consulates General in Erbil and Basrah. The U.S. Mission works to advance a strong strategic partnership between Iraq and the United States across a broad range of sectors through bilateral cooperation. In the field of education, the Department of State supports initiatives to build relationships between U.S. and Iraqi institutions of higher education and to promote academic and cultural exchange and leadership development. These initiatives contribute to improved economic opportunities and build the foundation for democratic institutions.