Gaza, local government, among agenda items
Ammar Al-Hakim discusses bilateral partnerships with UN rep
BAGHDAD – Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Wisdom Movement, met Thursday with Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the United Nations representative in Iraq, to discuss the importance of developing bilateral partnerships with the international organization.
A statement from his office reads:
This morning, we held a meeting with Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the United Nations secretary-general’s representative in Iraq. We thoroughly discussed the political developments in Iraq and the broader region, as well as the intricate relationship between Iraq and the United Nations. We emphasized the critical importance of transitioning to a phase of bilateral partnerships with the international organization, recognizing Iraq’s success in navigating numerous challenges domestically and internationally.
Highlighting the preservation of the hard-won stability achieved through the sacrifices of all Iraqi communities, we underlined the upcoming role of provincial councils and local governments in bolstering stability and sustaining the momentum of reconstruction and development. Offering unwavering support, we fully endorsed the Iraqi government’s efforts in negotiations with the International Coalition to Counter Terrorism, aiming to conclude its tasks and move into a phase of bilateral relations beneficial to both parties.
Furthermore, we called on the international community to take responsibility in response to the Gaza crisis. We stated unequivocally that silence in the face of the genocide of a vulnerable population is a blatant violation of international values, principles, and laws. We made a fervent call for an immediate end to the war, coupled with the urgent provision of aid and relief for the displaced individuals enduring harsh conditions in this bitter cold.