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The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Congratulates the Iraqi People on Successful Government Formation
May 7, 2020

The United States Mission in Iraq congratulates the Iraqi people on Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and his government receiving a vote of confidence from the May 6 session of the Iraqi Council of Representatives.  We offer support to Prime Minister al-Kadhimi and the Iraqi people to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, achieve a full victory over ISIS, and provide humanitarian and stabilization assistance for IDPs and the liberated areas.

The new Iraqi government must now turn to the hard work of implementing much needed reforms and addressing the needs of the Iraqi people.  Our upcoming Strategic Dialogue with the Government of Iraq aims to reaffirm the value of the U.S.-Iraqi partnership for both of our countries.

We are encouraged by Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi’s promise to hold early elections and his will to strengthen Iraq’s democratic system.  We look forward to working with this new government to provide the Iraqi people the sovereignty, dignity, prosperity and security they deserve.