May 26, 2019

The Embassy of Iraq in The Hague

By Roy Lie Atjam.

Iraq, the magnificent exhibition Nineveh, The Heart of an Ancient Empire is fresh in the memory of many. It ran from 20 October 2017 until 25 March this year. The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq sponsored the exhibition.

H.E. Dr Hisham Al-Alawi is Iraq’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, he presented his Letters of Credence to HM King Willem Alexander on 11 April 2018. Ambassador Hisham Al-Alawi is married and has three children.

Hisham Al-Alawi is fluent in Arabic his mother tongue and the English language. Al-Alawi appreciates the serenity of The Hague. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi is a medical doctor by profession holding a Doctorate in General (Internal) Medicine with special interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi is a member of Iraqi Commission for Medical Specialization, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific research, 24th November 2010.

H.E. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi, Republic of Iraq presenting credentials to The King of the Netherlands, H.M. King Willem Alexander.

Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi is a person who likes to keep updated about the developments in his vocation. Some of his other qualifications are: Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus, The Specialty Training Authority of Royal Medical Colleges in the UK, 18th May 2001.

Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of UK (MRCP), November 1994.MB ChB, with honour, College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, June 1988.

April 2002- January 2010, Consultant Physician with interest in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, West Bromwich, West Midlands, UK.

Oct. 2001- Apr. 2002:Locum Consultant Physician in General/ Elderly & Stroke Medicine, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK.

Sept.1991- Aug. 1994:Registrar in General Medicine / Neurology, Ali Omar Asker Hospital/ Centre of Neuroscience, Tripoli, Libya.

Regarding his diplomatic assignments and training, Al-Alawi served as Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Republic of Turkey, May 2016 – Jan. 2018. Apr. 2011- Nov. 2015 Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Republic of South Africa.

Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies, Diplomatic Academy of London,

University of Westminster, London, (2007-2009).

H.E. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq at OPCW.

Furthermore, member of the Iraqi Diaspora Group in the UK who met regularly with officials from the Foreign and Home Office in the UK. An educational Trip to Brussels and The Hague, visited the European Commission, NATO, the International Court of Justice and the Clingendael Netherlands Institute of International Relations); a full week educational trip organized by the Diplomatic Academy of London, University of Westminster, 9-14th March 2008.

Ambassador Hisham Al-Alawi, a warm and cordial welcome to the Netherlands.


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