Ambassador Ismat Siddiq


Ambassador Ismat Siddiq is a retired Iraqi ambassador. Over his 42 year career in the diplomatic service, he served in many diplomatic roles and has been on several diplomatic missions overseas. Ambassador Siddiq served as the Iraqi Consul General to Dubai, the UAE during 2011-2015 and 2004-2008. He served as the Head of the Consular Department at the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs during 2010-2011. Prior to that, he served at the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister’s office in 2009-2010. In 1999-2003, Ambassador Siddiq served as a senior advisor to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs for the Kurdistan Regional Government. He was a member of Administration Board at the Kurdistan Reconstruction Organization in 1990-1992 and served as its representative to Turkey during 1992-1995. Ambassador Siddiq worked at several Iraqi embassies across the globe including Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1987-1989, Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1984-1987, Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1978-1980 and New Delhi, India in 1975-1978.

Ambassador Siddiq received his B.A. in English literature at the University of Baghdad and graduated from the Diplomatic Institute of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1982.