Chargé d’Affaires of Iraq Mission to UN Meets High Representative for United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Permanent mission of Iraq to the United Nations in New York Dr. Abbas Kadhim Obaid met with High Representative for United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos at the Organization’s headquarters.
Mr. Obaid conveyed Iraq’s welcoming to Mr. Moratinos upcoming visit to Baghdad to meet with officials and visit national institutions concerned with culture and national heritage, in addition to view the Iraqi government efforts in promoting concepts of intercultural dialogue. Mr. Obaid indicated that Iraq has a rich experience that can be emulated in reconstruction of historical, archaeological and religious sites that was destroyed by terrorism, and repatriating antiquities looted by terrorist groups in cooperation with the relevant international organizations.
On his part, Mr. Moratinos stressed his interest as a representative of the United Nations in visiting Iraq to enhance the organization’s cooperation, and provide technical assistance in all fields. In addition he praised Iraq’s experience in preserving religious freedoms and freedom of expression and opinion despite the challenges of terrorism.