The Ministry of Foreign Affairs , on Wednesday, the start of preparations for upgrading the classification of the Iraqi passport within the international quality standards. 

" The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with international partners, is beginning preparations for raising the Iraqi passport classification within the international quality standards," ministry spokesman Ahmad al-Sahaf said. 

The journalist added in a statement received by Alsumaria News a copy, that "one of the most important standards of quality security, economy, and Iraq has made great strides in them."

"The Iraqis will be able to enter a new number of countries in the second half of 2019," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub said on Wednesday (October 10, 2018).