Friday, 01 September 2017 09:52

SRSG Kubiš: “The Iraqi people who have sacrificed dearly deserve to live in peace, dignity and prosperity”

Baghdad, 1 September 2017 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, extends his warmest wishes to Muslims across Iraq for a peaceful and joyous Eid al-Adha.

“As we wish you peace and prosperity on this blessed occasion, our thoughts and prayers go to all the martyrs and fighters of all liberating forces, to all those that provided support, to all civilians affected by the conflict, notably to the millions of displaced who are celebrating the Eid in IDP camps,” he stated.

The liberation of Mosul should not conceal the fact that the road ahead remains challenging. The Eid once again arrives as Iraq continues to be pounded by cowardly terrorist bombings, resulting in innocent victims. Iraqi forces, which triumphed in Tal Afar today, are continuing the fight to liberate other areas of Daesh terrorists, the SRSG said.

“But hopeful days lie ahead for Iraq”, Mr. Kubiš stressed, urging Iraqis to take all feasible steps to build on the military victories against the terrorists and ensure a future for their families free of conflict.

Sustainable peace can only be secured through inclusive solutions, addressing the grievances, needs and aspirations of the Iraqi people. National settlement and social reconciliation are the indispensable paths of a broader comprehensive effort towards achieving long-term unity, stability and prosperity, he added.

On this Eid, the Feast of Sacrifice that Muslims celebrate worldwide, the Iraqi people who have sacrificed dearly deserve to live in peace, dignity and prosperity, the SRSG concluded.

Eid Mubarak to all.

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