photo (Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura)

Statement by Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Submission of the draft constitution of Iraq to the National Assembly

August 23, 2005

  1. On August 22 (Mon), the draft constitution of Iraq was submitted to the National Assembly. Japan welcomes this submission as it represents an important step toward democratization of Iraq. Japan hopes that Iraq's ethnic and religious groups will further pursue their discussions by August 25 (Thu) and that the draft constitution will be adopted in the National Assembly.
  2. As Japan hopes that Iraq's political process will further progress, it will continue to extend active assistance to the nation-building effort of the Iraqi people.

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