7th Suli International Forum begins at American University


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SULAIMANI — The 7th Sulaimani International Forum launched on Wednesday (August 15) at the American University of Sulaimani (AUIS).

According to AUIS, the forum "brings together local and international officials, policymakers, diplomats, scholars, and journalists from across the world.”

This year’s themes include: Iraq twenty years after the invasion of 2003, the impact of the Ukraine war on Iraq and MENA, and climate change and water scarcity.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said during the forum that Iraq and the Kurdistan Region still feel the effects of the former Iraqi Baathist Regime despite the passing of 20 years.

He has called for protecting human rights and fighting corruption in Iraq and the Region.

Guterres also said water issues need to be addressed and he affirmed the UN supports Iraq in overcoming its standing challenges.

(NRT Digital Media)