The Secretary-General of the United Nations confirms support for the efforts of the Iraqi government in implementing its programs and plans[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Today, Saturday (September 23, 2023), Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani reviewed, with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, Iraq’s relations with the United Nations and its institutions in various fields, while Guterres affirmed his support for the government’s efforts in implementing its development programs and plans .
The Sudanese media office said in a statement received by Baghdad Today that the latter met with Guterres at the organization’s headquarters in New York, on the sidelines of his participation in the 78th United Nations General Assembly meetings.
He added, "During the meeting, Iraq's relations with the United Nations and its institutions were reviewed in various fields, and its efforts were strengthened regarding many priority issues and files, and mechanisms for continuous coordination with international institutions in implementing development and humanitarian programs and projects in a number of Iraqi cities." ".
According to the statement, the Prime Minister praised “the role of the United Nations and its institutions in supporting Iraq, and its efforts to promote stability and societal peace,” noting “the visit made by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Baghdad last March, which represented a turning point towards raising the level of cooperation.” "And an opportunity to stimulate international action in Iraq."
He also stressed "constructive cooperation with the organization to implement the priorities of the government program, with regard to programs to combat poverty, and to find solutions to confront drought and desertification and mitigate their effects."
For his part, the Secretary-General of the United Nations affirmed his “support for the government’s efforts in implementing its development programs and plans,” pointing to “Iraq’s pivotal role, and its adoption of a policy of dialogue and bringing different points of view closer together, as a bridge of communication and rapprochement between the countries of the region,” expressing “the support of the United Nations.” “It shares Iraq’s call for international cooperation to confront the serious environmental challenges and the effects of drought and climate change that the region and the world are witnessing.”