Iraq participates at UN 14th Congress on Crime prevention and criminal Justice, in Kyoto – Japan

Headed by H.E Minister of Justice Mr.Salar Abdul Sattar, and membership of Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs represented by Chargé d’Affairs Ad Interim of Iraqi Embassy in Tokyo Dr.Dhibian Shammam Hassan, The Republic of Iraq participated at 14th Kyoto Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which is being held in Kyoto from 7th to 12th of March 2021.

First day of the Congress was attended by Princess Takamado from the Imperial Palace and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. The chairmanship of the Congress was handed over from the previous presidency in the State of Qatar to the Japanese Minister of Justice Yuko Kamikawa, who undertook the tasks of managing the high-level opening session.

   His Excellency Iraqi Minister of Justice delivered a speech on behalf of Iraq in which he summarized the work paths of the Ministry of Justice in terms of achieving justice and managing its institutions, in order to create safe societies that ensure the enforcement of justice and Crime prevention, including counter-terrorism and elimination of extremist ideology, under the framework of the national strategy of counter-terrorism in Iraq and its goals.

   The Kyoto International Congress is organized by the United Nations Office Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and aims at crime prevention, create safe societies, and achieve criminal justice, towards achieving the goals of sustainable development 2030.