I welcome the formation of the Iraqi government. It is an important step in the political transition under way since the last general election.
The coming challenges are considerable. They demand both that Iraq set out on a path respectful of all those who make up the country and that the international community play an active role alongside it.
France expresses its confidence in President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and reiterates its full support to them./.