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Extension of UNAMI’s mandate and a senior UN official to visit Baghdad

Baghdad welcomed the decision of the UN Security Council to extend the work of the United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) to May 2019.

A statement by the Foreign Minister’s Office received a copy of the agency, “Euphrates News,” a copy of it, “Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraqi Foreign Minister, Jan Kubic, the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, and discussed the overall security developments, political developments in the Iraqi arena, and UN efforts in support of stability Iraq”.

Jaafari said, “Iraq welcomes the unanimous decision of the Security Council to extend the mandate of UNAMI until 31 May 2019. He also praised the positive role played by Jan Kubic in supporting Iraq, and the continued partnership with UNAMI contributes to achieving the goals that Identified for the mission by the Security Council. ”

He stressed “Iraq’s full support for the work of the International Investigation Mission in the field of documenting the crimes of gangs, calling the terrorist problem of the Security Council resolution.”

Jaafari stressed that “the need to take the approval of the Iraqi government in the event of any desire to adopt strategies, and new plans related to the mandate of UNAMI, and powers, or any programs, or plans may be outside the special mandate of UNAMI.”

“We hope to reiterate the commitment of the international community and the friendly countries that participated in the Kuwait International Conference to contribute to the reconstruction of Iraq,” he said, .

For his part, the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubic expressed his happiness to renew the mandate of UNAMI, the importance of this in its work in the next phase, adding: “The mission sets priorities for its work with the current government.” Source