UN chief urges Iraq politicians to back PM's reforms

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with Iraqi officials upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport, on March 26, 2016UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Iraq’s politicians to support embattled Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s reform drive. Speaking in Baghdad on his eighth visit to Iraq as secretary general of the United Nations, Ban emphasised the need for national reconciliation. “I call on all political leaders here today to continue your efforts towards a single, unified vision to advance national reconciliation in Iraq,” Ban said in an address to parliament.

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