Iraqi President Barham Salih hailed the United
Nations' role in supporting the democratic process in Iraq and establishing
peaceful coexistence among Iraqis.
During his meeting with UN Envoy to Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Salih also praised the UN efforts to help the return of displaced Iraqi citizens to their homes.
For her part, Hennis-Plasschaert confirmed the UN's support for the Iraqi government and the projects and service programs introduced to the Iraqi people in the country.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres last September announced the appointment of Hennis-Plasschaert of the Netherlands as his Special Representative for Iraq and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq.
Hennis-Plasschaert was previously Minister of Defense of the Netherlands, the first woman to be appointed in that role. As minister, she oversaw the Central Staff, Support Command, the Defense Material Organization and the four Royal Netherlands Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force and the Military and Border Police.