New York

30 September 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Dr. Haider al-Abadi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Dr. Haider al-Abadi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq.

The Secretary-General congratulated the Prime Minister for the Government of Iraq’s reform agenda, Iraq’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, and efforts to strengthen good governance in the country. The Secretary-General encouraged the Prime Minister to continue on the crucial path of reform to enable the Government of Iraq to respond effectively to the urgent needs of the Iraqi people.

The Secretary-General welcomed the efforts of the Government of Iraq to promote national reconciliation and highlighted that the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) remains committed to assisting Iraq in this important endeavour.  The UN will also continue to provide as much humanitarian assistance as possible to those Iraqis in need.

The Secretary-General also welcomed the continued positive development in the bilateral relationships between the Government of Iraq and its neighbours in the region.