KTFA Members “News and Views” 9-23-2023

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Clare:  The Prime Minister returns home after concluding his visit to New York

9/23/2023

Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani returned to the homeland today, Saturday, after concluding his visit to New York.

The Prime Minister’s Media Office said in a statement received by Mawazine News, “Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani returned to the homeland after concluding his visit to New York, which included:

Giving Iraq’s speech at the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session, delivering a speech at the Sustainable Development Goals Summit, meeting with the German Chancellor, meeting with the Spanish Prime Minister

A meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister, meeting with the President of Bulgaria, meeting with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway, meeting with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, and meeting with the President The Republic of South Korea

A meeting with the Malaysian Prime Minister, a meeting with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a meeting with the Lebanese Prime Minister, a meeting with the Kuwaiti Prime Minister, a meeting with the Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, a meeting with the British Deputy Prime Minister

A meeting with the US Secretary of State, a meeting with the US Treasury Under Secretary, and a meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations, a meeting with the US President’s special envoy to the Middle East and North Africa, a meeting with the Secretary-General of NATO, a meeting with the Director of the United Nations Development Programme, a meeting with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), and a meeting with the heads and representatives of General Electric companies.

And the multinational technology group Honeywell and the American law firm Covenkin, a meeting and dialogue symposium with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the presence of businessmen and investors, a dialogue session at the US Council on Foreign Relations, a dialogue symposium held by the American institutions Al-Monitor and Semaphore, and a group of interviews with a number of American media outlets, and issuing a statement. Joint with the Malaysian Prime Minister on combating Islamophobia.    LINK

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Clare:  Director of the Prime Minister’s Media Office: The Prime Minister presented Iraq’s official speech at the United Nations in the best possible way

9/23/2023  Economy News

Director of the Prime Minister’s Media Office, Rabie Nader, confirmed today, Saturday, that Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, over the course of six days, presented – in the best possible way – Iraq’s official speech, which is based on balance, building serious economic partnerships, and building bridges of cooperation.

Nader said in a blog post on the (x) Twitter platform previously followed by “Al-Iqtisad News”: “An important and active Iraqi movement in New York, which included meetings and encounters with an unprecedented number of leaders and leaders of countries from different directions and continents, and the common link between all of them is the great desire for openness to Iraq.” And work on it.”
He added, “Over the course of six days, the Prime Minister presented – in the best possible way – Iraq’s official speech, which is based on balance, building serious economic partnerships, and building bridges of cooperation.”Nader continued:

He stressed that “in addition to presidents and leaders, there was clear interest from research centers and institutions, which were keen to hold seminars with the aim of listening to the convictions and policies pursued by the Prime Minister in politics, security, economics and foreign relations.”  LINK

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Zeeman:  I believe that the pm trip was a major success after meeting many heads of state as well as major world wide busisness chiefs and promoting his country  as a hub of the middle east. It is now time for Iraq to put on their big boy pants and do the right thing . imo

Clare:  Al-Sudani concludes his visit to New York with an international and British meeting

9/23/2023

On Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani concluded his visit to New York, after participating in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly in its seventy-eighth session.

This was mentioned by the Sudanese Media Office in a brief statement received by Shafaq News Agency.

Before that, Al-Sudani met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the organization’s headquarters in New York.

According to a statement issued by his office, received by Shafaq News Agency, during the meeting, Iraq’s relations with the United Nations and its institutions were reviewed in various fields, and its efforts were strengthened regarding many priority issues and files, and mechanisms for continuous coordination with international institutions in implementing Development and humanitarian programs and projects in a number of Iraqi cities.

Al-Sudani praised the role of the United Nations and its institutions in supporting Iraq, and its efforts to promote stability and societal peace, referring to the visit made by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Baghdad last March, which constituted a turning point towards raising the level of cooperation, and an opportunity to stimulate international work in Iraq.

He also stressed the constructive cooperation with the organization to implement the priorities of the government program, with regard to programs to combat poverty, and to find solutions to confront drought and desertification and mitigate their effects.

For his part, the Secretary-General of the United Nations affirmed his support for the government’s efforts in implementing its development programs and plans, pointing to Iraq’s pivotal role, and its adoption of a policy of dialogue and bringing different points of view closer together, as a bridge for communication and rapprochement between the countries of the region. He also expressed the support of the United Nations and its sharing of Iraq’s call for For international cooperation to confront serious environmental challenges and the effects of drought and climate change that the region and the world are witnessing.

At the conclusion of his visit to New York, Al-Sudani also met with British Deputy Prime Minister Oliver James Dowden.

The meeting witnessed, according to a statement issued by his office and received by Shafaq News Agency, a review of the overall bilateral relations between Iraq and Britain, and ways to strengthen them in all fields, for the benefit of the two friendly peoples.

Al-Sudani stressed the government’s openness to expanding the partnership with Britain in various fields, stressing that Iraq has many promising investment opportunities that British companies can invest in, with the expertise these companies possess that all sectors in Iraq need.

He also indicated the government’s intention to reorganize the relationship with the international coalition to fight ISIS, praising the United Kingdom’s contribution to the NATO mission operating in Iraq, and its efforts in providing advice in the field of training.

For his part, Dowden conveyed the greetings of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and expressed his country’s desire to continue communicating and working to develop relations between the two countries in various fields, according to a statement from Al-Sudani’s office. 

Yesterday, Friday, Al-Sudani delivered a speech during the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, in which he declared Iraq’s commitment to all international agreements, calling on neighboring countries not to interfere.

On September 8, the Sudanese arrived in New York City, United States of America.

The Iraqi delegation participated in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, headed by Al-Sudani and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, and they met with a number of world leaders.   LINK