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Statement on Iraq National Day By Secretary Antony J. Blinken
October 3, 2022

Iraq Mission Seal (medium)

U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Statement By Secretary Antony J. Blinken
October 3, 2022
Iraq National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer Prime Minister Kadhimi and the Iraqi people congratulations on their National Day, October 3.

This is a day to reflect on and be proud of Iraq’s achievements and the perseverance of its people. For 90 years, Iraq has endeavored through adversity to foster a more inclusive and equitable society for its citizens and for future generations of Iraqis. The United States remains firmly committed to its strategic partnership with Iraq and to deepening and strengthening our relations under the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement. I look forward to continuing our work together on our shared priorities and enhancing the bond between our peoples.
I wish the people of Iraq best wishes and prosperity in the coming year.