Prime Minister Sudani receives U.N. envoy to Iraq

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al Sudani on Monday in Baghdad met with U.N. envoy to Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, discussing further joint cooperation in various fields. 

A statement from the Premier’s office said Sudani received Plasschaert in the Iraqi capital where the two sides discussed Iraq’s overall political situation.

The officials have emphasized cooperating in confronting climate change, combating corruption, and the return of internally displaced peoples, the office in the statement added.

During the meeting, PM Sudani underscored  Iraq’s “aspiration” for more cooperation with the UN organization in many files, according to the statement.

They also reviewed all files of cooperation and joint programs between Iraq and the U.N., and the progress of their implementation in various fields.

Sudani’s cabinet took office in late October, ending more than a year of deadlock since a parliamentary election.

In the course of being elected Sudani has vowed to reform the economy, fight corruption, and improve deteriorating public services, combat poverty, and unemployment among other things.

 

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