UN envoy for Iraq holds talks about upcoming elections with senior Jordanian officials

5 January 2005

The top United Nations envoy for Iraq held talks today with senior officials from neighbouring Jordan about the upcoming Iraqi elections and the country’s security situation, a day ahead of a meeting in the Jordanian capital of the region’s foreign ministers.

Ashraf Qazi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, stressed that the UN will continue to support the Iraqis during their political transition when he met Jordan’s Prime Minister Faisal Al-Fayez and Deputy Prime Minister Marwan Al-Mua’sher in Amman, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe said.

Mr. Qazi discussed the preparations for the polls, which have been scheduled for 30 January, as well as moves to advance the political process in Iraq. The envoy will attend tomorrow’s meeting of the foreign ministers of Iraq’s neighbours.


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