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Foreign minister congratulates newly-appointed UNAMI head on assuming post

Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed al-Hakim meets newly-appointed Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed al-Hakim stressed on Monday the government’s keenness on boosting cooperation ties with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

The top Iraqi diplomat made the remarks during a meeting with newly-appointed Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.

During the meeting, Hakim congratulated Hennis-Plasschaert on assuming the post and expressed the government’s keenness on boosting cooperation ties with the UN agency in all fields, Iraqi website Alghad Press quoted the top diplomat’s media office as saying in a statement.

The meeting also tackled issues of mutual concern, topped by the file of displaced people and projects established by UNAMI in support of Iraqi women and children, the statement added.

Hennis-Plasschaert, meanwhile, extended thanks to the foreign ministry for the support it provides for UNAMI, stressing that the UN will continue to support Iraq in all fields to contribute to its permanent stability.

“I am delighted to be here in Baghdad and ready to get down to work. We will continue our efforts in support of Iraq as the country recovers from the fight against terrorism and looks towards a brighter future,” she said.

“I count on the support of the experienced staff in UNAMI and the UN family in Iraq, and the continued excellent cooperation of the host country so that together we can deliver on our programmes in the service of Iraq and the Iraqis. It is my intention to make the wellbeing of the Iraqis a top priority, and work towards that goal in the security, humanitarian, political, economic and development fields,” she added.



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