politics , 09/23/2023 10:07 Number of readings: 102
[rtl]Baghdad - Iraq Today:
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, stressed Iraq's pivotal role in adopting a policy of dialogue and bringing different points of view closer together, describing it as a bridge of communication and rapprochement between the countries of the region, stressing his support for the federal government headed by Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani.
The Prime Minister's media office stated that Al-Sudani "met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, at the organization's headquarters in New York, on the sideslines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly meetings."
The statement added, "The meeting reviewed Iraq's relations with the United Nations and its institutions in various fields, strengthening its efforts 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."
The Prime Minister praised, according to the statement, “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 is appropriate.” To stimulate international action in Iraq.
Al-Sudani 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 viewpoints together, as a bridge of communication and rapprochement between the countries of the region.”
Guterres expressed, “The United Nations supports and 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.”
It is noteworthy that the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, delivered a detailed speech earlier, at the United Nations General Assembly, in which he stressed Iraq's keenness to build an independent and balanced foreign policy that targets cooperation and is based on bridging viewpoints and commonalities.[/rtl]
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