The Permanent Representative meets with the High Commissioner for Refugees

H.E Ambassador Dr. Hussain M. AlKhateeb PR of the Republic of Iraq in Geneva met the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva, on Friday 5/7/2019.

They discussed the important regional and international issues, as well as different aspects of humanitarian operations and Iraq’s experience in dealing with IDPs and refugees, with emphasis on the importance of cooperation among all parties.

Ambassador AlKhateeb expressed Iraq’s appreciation for the work of the UNHCR around the world and in providing humanitarian support to the needy in Iraq, which have effectively contributed to reducing their suffering. Future cooperation and coordination between UNHCR and the Iraqi Mission in Geneva was discussed with emphasis on mobilizing the international efforts to rebuild cities that were affected by the war against terrorist gangs.

UNHCR Chief Mr. Filippo Grandi expressed his gratitude to the Iraqi PR for the visit, and thanked the Iraqi Government on the measures it has taken to facilitate the UNHCR’s work in Iraqi territories, praising the policy of the Iraqi Government and its experience in providing relief and shelter for IDPs.

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