Following the withdrawal of its forces from Iraq

Denmark to close Baghdad embassy

BAGHDAD — The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the closure of its embassy in Baghdad effective May 31, 2024. This decision follows the withdrawal of the majority of a Danish contingent responsible for personnel protection and participation in the NATO Mission Iraq (NMI).

Inaugurated in 2020, the embassy played a vital role in supporting Denmark’s command and contribution to the NATO-led mission.

Despite Danish leadership over the mission concluding in May 2022, Denmark maintained a significant military presence until early 2024.

With the completion of major tasks by the Danish military and the withdrawal of most personnel, the continued operation of the embassy is deemed unnecessary. However, a residual group of Danish forces will remain involved with NMI, indicating a scaled-down commitment.