Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari received the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Iraq, Mr. Jan Kubic, and discussed the overall security and political developments in the Iraqi arena and the international support provided to Iraq and preparations for the upcoming election season.
Dr. Al-Jaafari stressed on that Iraq's victories in the war against terrorism have been achieved through the efforts of its people and the support of the United Nations, international organizations and friendly countries, and that Iraq is determined to establish security and stability and promote dialogue and political and diplomatic coordination among the countries of the region. The task of fighting terrorism and we are still looking to increase international support for Iraq.
He added that the elections are one of the stations of the democratic process and its success contributes to building Iraq and pushing the political process forward, pointing out that the role of the United Nations in the success of the elections is very important in addition to the United Nations support for Iraq in various fields and the mobilization of international support for the benefit of Iraq.
From his side, Mr. Jan Kubic said that the Security Council considers that Iraq is the bright spot in the region for its great victories against the terrorist gangs and sacrifices made by the Iraqis in their war against terrorism, pointing to the United Nations continues to implement its pledges to support Iraq in reconstruction, development and economy.
He continued: We are ready to provide services for the success of the next election season, noting that the next phase will witness the visit of a number of international officials in support of Iraq in many areas.
He also thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Iraq Mission at the United Nations for their cooperation, high coordination and active contribution to the success of the work of the United Nations Mission in Baghdad.