Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Announcing the Results of the National Assembly Election of Iraq by the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq

January 20, 2006

  1. On January 20 (Fri), the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) announced the results of the National Assembly election of Iraq which took place on December 15 2005.
  2. Japan considers this as a very important development in Iraq's political process, and pays respect to the Iraqi Transitional Government and IECI's efforts toward implementation of this election, and to the dedication of Iraqi people who went to the polling stations.
  3. With this announcement, Japan hopes that the Iraqi people's new-cabinet-forming efforts will proceed with harmonious coordination among religious and ethnic groups. Japan intends to continue providing active support.

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