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Friday, 15 August 2014 15:25

UN Envoy welcomes efforts by Prime Minister Maliki to ensure a peaceful transition of authority

Baghdad, 14 August 2014 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, today welcomed the decision of Nouri al-Maliki to support the nomination by President Fuad Masoum of Dr. Haider al-Abbadi to form a new government.

“The decision of Mr. Maliki to allow the formation of a new government to proceed without further delay demonstrates statesmanship and a commitment to the democratic process and the Constitution.  It will allow for another historic milestone — the peaceful transition of authority in a country that has been through too much bloodshed and violence”, Mr. Mladenov said.
“I urge all political blocs in Parliament, as well as the people of Iraq, to work together to restore the unity of the country and stand-up to the threats posed by terrorism, sectarianism and division”.  
“I thank Prime Minister Maliki for his consistent support for the work of the United Nations over the years and look forward to continuing to work with him in the future”, the SRSG added.

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  • Agency: UNAMI

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