Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the First Meeting of the Iraqi National Assembly
March 17, 2006
- On March 16 (Thu), the first meeting of the Iraqi National Assembly was held. Japan welcomes this meeting as a positive step toward the establishment of a new government.
- Japan strongly hopes that Iraq will overcome difficulties as well as the Iraqi people respect each other regardless of their ethnic group or religious organization and promptly establish a stable government based on national reconciliation. Japan would like such positive steps to accelerate hereafter.
- Japan will continue to actively support the efforts of the Government of Iraq and its people.
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