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Guterres stresses UN commitment to Iraq during first visit in 6 years

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres meets Iraq’s Prime Minister in Baghdad.

The Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, is in Iraq for the first time in six years, expressing support for the country’s people, the new Government and its ambitious reform agenda.

“I am here in a visit of solidarity to underscore the commitment of the United Nations to support Iraq in the consolidation of its democratic institutions and advancing peace, sustainable development and human rights for all Iraqis,” Mr. Guterres told journalists in Baghdad, after touching down late on Tuesday.

A busy morning in Baghdad for @antonioguterres who met with senior Iraqi officials and reiterated the UN’s support for the country.