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Al-Sudani said during his participation in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, “Iraq was among the fifty countries that founded this great organization seventy-eight years ago, and it still believes to this day in the general principles on which it was founded and contributes to all its programs out of its belief that there is no way We have nothing but brotherhood and human solidarity for the continued safe existence of the entire world.”
He added, "The will for agreement and understanding prevailed in the new Iraq, and we succeeded in overcoming difficult days to create our current government, which has a broad political coalition behind it that includes all Iraqi sects and components."
He continued, "This government has adopted a comprehensive and ambitious reform program to correct the course, restore confidence in the political system, and provide a decent living for the citizen."
Below are the highlights of Sudanese’s speech
:black_small_square:We have developed a program that carries critical priorities, representing files that cannot be neglected in their implementation and that lie at the core of the needs of our people.
:black_small_square:These priorities focused on providing job opportunities, achieving a broad renaissance in services, fighting poverty, raising the standard of living, combating corruption, and rooting comprehensive reforms in the economic and administrative aspects and in the financial and banking sector to overcome the weak legacy of previous administrative systems.
:black_small_square:We have made important strides in this path within a record period of time, and the investment environment in Iraq has developed to open up to the global economy and to fruitful partnerships.
:black_small_square:Many agreements were signed in different sectors and Iraq became a safe environment that attracts investors to great promising opportunities.
:black_small_square:Iraq is still an important oil country and a pivotal country in the global energy market and has high-importance opportunities, projects and businesses in this field.
:black_small_square:We launched the Development Road Project, the pioneering and newest project in the region, which is the vital land channel linking basic economic parts in our developing region, and the most appropriate and best path for trade and economic exchange in the region. Prime Minister: Many international institutions have reported on the spread of corruption in Iraq.
:black_small_square:We diagnosed this scourge and called it the “pandemic of corruption,” and we made fighting it our first priority.
:black_small_square:We have begun to pursue wanted persons wherever they are and whatever their positions or affiliations, and hand them over to the judiciary.
:black_small_square:We ask friendly and partner countries to extend a helping hand to us in combating corruption at all its stages and facilitating the process of following it up and those responsible for it.
:black_small_square:We must all join hands and cooperate in fighting corruption, and recover the money stolen from them because we believe in the interconnection between corruption and terrorism, as one supports the other, and this is what we are all fighting.
:black_small_square:We have been keen to build an independent and balanced foreign policy aimed at cooperation and based on bridging viewpoints and commonalities.
:black_small_square:We were keen for Iraq to be a source of stability in its regional and international environment, part of the solution to any regional or international problem, and a lever for mutual understanding and cooperation.
:black_small_square: We are exploring ways towards constructive partnerships based on the principles of mutual respect, motivating the participating parties, and helping in formulating policies that achieve sustainable development for our peace-loving peoples.
:black_small_square: The Government of the Republic of Iraq affirms its commitment to the principles of international law, respect for all UN resolutions, and its determination to establish the best relations with everyone, especially neighboring countries.
:black_small_square: We reject interference in our country’s internal affairs under any pretext, and at a time when our constitution requires that Iraq not be a launching pad for aggression against other countries, we call on everyone to respect Iraq’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
:black_small_square: We reserve our right to take appropriate measures in accordance with what has been approved by international laws and conventions to deter any violation against our country.
:black_small_square: We renew our emphasis on extending our hand to all neighboring countries in order to preserve the security and stability of our region and its economic progress and prosperity, in a way that achieves the well-being of its peoples.
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