The Livingston Group has been hired by Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide lobbying and government affairs services in a bid to bolster bilateral relations between Iraq and the U.S.
According to Foreign Agents Registration Acts documents filed in December, TLG will represent Iraq’s MFA before the U.S. Congress and the Executive branch, and will communicate information about the foreign relations cabinet ministry and its issues of concern to interested persons in the public and private sectors.
TLG will also research and analyze issues of concern to Iraq’s MFA and provide counsel on U.S. policies, as well as government activities and general developments in the U.S. political scene.
The work may include meetings to be arranged with members of Congress and their staff, Executive branch officials, as well as international and non-governmental organizations.
The six-month contract began and ends on 31 May and fetches TLG $10,000 per month.
The pact was signed by Fareed Yasseen, Iraq’s Ambassador to the U.S.
TLG is the lobbying firm founded by former Louisiana Republican Congressman Bob Livingston.