Mr. Qazi expressed his satisfaction over his wide ranging discussions with Mr. Barzani and other senior officials of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), including Deputy Prime Minister Omar Fattah, Speaker Adnan Al-Mufti, Deputy Speaker Kamal Kirkuki, Minister of Region for the Interior Karim Sinjari, President Barzani's Chief of Staff Fouad Hussein and The Executive Chief of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Politburo Mulla Bukhtiar. He reiterated that the United Nations is committed to assisting Iraq in political reconciliation and physical reconstruction in accordance with Security Council resolution 1546. He stressed that all of the United Nations activities throughout Iraq were at the request of the Iraqi Government and that consensus was a prerequisite for the United Nations to expand its programmes and technical support. He thanked the KRG for its ongoing support for the work of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and commended the work of Dr. Dindar Zebari, Council of Ministers Advisor for United Nations and International Organizations Affairs.
Mr. Qazi noted that the United Nations will continue to make every effort possible to put all the resources available in order to assist the Iraqis in the reconstruction process and to push forward the political process within the legal and constitutional framework pursuant to Security Council resolution 1546.