ITF EU representative Dr Hassan Aydinli attended the Delegation for relations with Iraq at the EU Parliament

June 21, 2013 at 12:57 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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IRAQ DELEGATION MEETING AT THE EU PARLIAMENT IN BRUSSELS

EU Parliament Brussels, 20th June 2013 – The object of the meeting was to discuss “the situation of ethnic minorities and religious groups in Iraq”.

Representatives of the main Iraqi ethnic and religious groups attended the meeting, as well as representatives of several NGOs. The Meeting was chaired by MEP Struan Stevenson.

MEPs (Struan Stevenson, Ana Gomez and Bert de Belder) and EEAS Desk Officer for Iraq (Ms Thisvi Ekmektzoglou) who attended the meeting said it is imperative that the rights of ALL ethnic and religious groups are respected in Iraq and they deplored the continued targeting of the minorities inside Iraq.

EU representatives will continue to meet with the Iraqi government representatives in Baghdad and with the KRG representatives in Erbil to ensure that none of Iraq’s minority ethnic/religious groups are discriminated and also to put pressure on the authorities in Baghdad and Erbil to take urgent steps to provide security for the vulnerable ethnic and religious minorities.

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