Iraq’s PM discusses future ties, regional conflicts with UN chief
BAGHDAD — In a phone call, Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani discussed the future relationship between Iraq and the United Nations, as well as ongoing regional conflicts with UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
A statement from Al-Sudani’s office, reads
On Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa Al-Sudani received a phone call from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.
During their conversation, they addressed coordination between Iraq and the international organization on various matters, exploring the future relationship between Iraq and the United Nations. Discussions also encompassed regional developments, particularly the ongoing conflict in Gaza, prompting serious humanitarian and security concerns necessitating expedited provision of urgent aid to the people in the Gaza Strip.
The Prime Minister expressed gratitude for Mr. Guterres’ advocacy for halting the war in Gaza, aligning with Iraq’s stance emphasizing de-escalation and preventing the region from descending into perilous situations.
In turn, Mr. Guterres emphasized the imperative to cease the war in Gaza and shield the region from additional repercussions and tensions. He commended Iraq’s role and ongoing efforts to foster communication, aiming to achieve calm and prevent the escalation of the conflict.