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Welcoming Formation of Iraq’s New Government, Secretary-General Urges That Long-Standing Demands for Reforms, Accountability Be Realized

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the formation of a new Government in Iraq, led by Prime Minister Mohammed S. Al-Sudani.  He takes note of the appointment of women to three of the 21 ministerial positions filled on 27 October.  The Secretary-General hopes the remaining two cabinet positions will be filled swiftly.

The Secretary-General urges the new Government to deliver on the long-standing demands of the people of Iraq for reform, accountability and a better future.

The Secretary-General reaffirms that the United Nations remains fully committed to supporting the Government and people of Iraq.

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