Iraq renews its support for all initiatives that respect the choices of the Syrian people and preserve Syria’s unity and territorial integrity

Iraq renewed its support for all initiatives that respect the choices of the Syrian people, preserve Syria’s unity and territorial integrity, and preserve and promote the principles and values ​​of human rights in it.

This came during the meeting of Ambassador Abdul Rahman Al-Husseini, head of the delegation of the Republic of Iraq participating in the nineteenth round of the Astana track on Syria, with the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Geir Pedersen.

Ambassador Al-Husseini affirmed Iraq’s invitation  for all concerned parties to engage in a constructive political dialogue aimed at finding quick solutions to the suffering of the Syrian people, and to accelerate all efforts aimed at accelerating the safe and voluntary return of migrants and displaced persons to their places and the reconstruction of the affected areas, as stipulated in Security Council Resolution 2254, and statements The Geneva Conference on Syria and the Astana peace talks in Syria, and start taking actual political steps to end the crisis and achieve the goals of the international community to establish peace and security in Syria and protect its people.

It is worth noting that Iraq participates in the Astana meetings as an observer, in addition to Lebanon, Jordan and representatives of international organizations.