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Iraq: Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the formation of the new government

Brussels, 07/05/2020 - 19:04, UNIQUE ID: 200507_16
Statements by the HR/VP

The vote of confidence by the Iraqi Council of Representatives on the new government led by Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi is an essential step towards bringing about long term stability in Iraq and ensuring that the multiple challenges the country is currently facing are addressed.

We trust that the remaining Cabinet posts will be filled as soon as possible, allowing the incoming government to swiftly and effectively respond to the country’s pressing economic, security and health needs. The European Union stands ready to support the new government in these efforts in full respect of Iraq’s sovereignty.

The European Union reaffirms its strong partnership with Iraq. We are committed to working closely with Prime Minister Al Kadhimi towards a peaceful, prosperous and democratic Iraq that meets the legitimate aspirations of its people.