Fuad Hussein was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations Affairs and was sworn in as Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq on June 6, 2020. He previously served as Deputy of Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance from October 24, 2018 to March 7, 2020.
Fuad Hussein is a prominent Iraqi politician, held a number of executive positions in both Iraqi federal and Kurdistan Regional Governments. He was previously Chief of Staff of the Kurdistan Region Presidency with a rank of a Minister and a member of the cabinet in the Kurdistan Regional Government from July 2005 to September 2018. He worked as an alternate member of the Iraqi Governing Council from March 2004 to June 2004.
Earlier in 2003, he was one of the Main Supervisors on the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Iraq, where he supervised the resubmission of the study in the Iraqi schools and the curriculum change. Fuad Hussein studied English Literature at College of Education at Baghdad University. He also studied Political Science and received his candidate degree, and postgraduate degree in International Relations from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.