France congratulates Mustafa al-Kadhimi, the new prime minister of Iraq on his inauguration and that of his government.
France wishes to support the prime minister in implementing the reforms needed to respond to the expectations expressed by the Iraqi people. France encourages the government and the Iraqi institutions to act in the best interests of the country and the Iraqi people. France expresses its confidence in the forthcoming appointment of the remaining ministers and in the swift holding of general elections in Iraq.
France intends to continue to act as a partner of a sovereign Iraq and stands alongside the Iraqi people in the response to the political, economic, social and health crises facing the country and in the continued fight against Daesh.