Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Iraqi Political Leaders’ Agreement

August 28, 2007

  1. On August 26, 2007, five leaders of Iraq, President Mr. Jalal Talabani, Prime Minister Mr. Nuri al-Maliki, Vice President Mr. Tariq al-Hashimi, Vice President Dr. Adel Abdelmahdi, and President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Mr. Masoud Barzani, held a joint press conference and announced that they had reached agreement towards Iraq’s national reconciliation.
  2. The Government of Japan welcomes the agreement reached this time and hopes that this agreement will be expeditiously and steadily implemented. Japan also hopes the Iraqi people to respect the ethnic and confessional differences aiming at their national reconciliation and to continue making efforts towards the nation building.  Japan will continue its active assistance to such Iraqi people’s efforts.

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