SRSG meets with Chair and Deputy-Chair of Iraqi Constitutional Review Committee

Baghdad - 28 June 2007 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Iraq Ashraf Qazi today met the Chair of the Constitutional Review Committee, Dr Humam Hamoudi and Deputy Chair Dr Ayad al-Samaraie, to discuss progress in regard to the constitutional review process. He reiterated his earlier commendation of the work of the committee and the professional and constructive problem-solving approach it had adopted. SRSG Qazi reaffirmed the willingness of the United Nations to continue assisting the Committee in reviewing outstanding technical issues, drawing on its international experience and knowledge of best practice in comparable situations. He stated that the United Nations was firmly committed to assisting in the implementation of the constitution and any approved amendments. He stated that its technical and advisory role is always carried out at the request of the Government.