MOFA: IDPs return is a priority

  • 2-12-2020, 13:36
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    INA – Baghdad

    The issue of IDPs return to their cities is a priority to the Iraqi government, which is working on it seriously and thoughtfully, asserted the Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein on Wednesday.

    Hussein chaired a consultative meeting on IDPs, in the presence of Minister of Planning Khalid Battal, Minister of Immigration and Displacement Evan Faiq, Minister of Interior in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Reber Ahmed and Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations for humanitarian affairs, Irina Voyashkova, in addition to representatives of 14 countries, and directors of specialized international agencies dealing with refugee affairs.

    This came according to a statement by MOFA spokesman Ahmed al-Sahaf that Iraqi News Agency – INA received.

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered a speech in which he affirmed that “IDPs return to their cities in a safe manner and providing the best means to achieve this goal, is a priority for the Iraqi government which is working on it seriously and thoughtfully,”

    The minister conveyed his thanks of the government and the people of Iraq for “the generous efforts made by all parties to support the IDPs, as a result of terrorist acts, which led to the forced displacement of large numbers of its citizens,"

    The statement included, "The minister indicated that the circumstances of the spread of the Corona pandemic, imposed new restrictions not only on Iraq, but also on the countries of the whole world,"