AFET Chair Brok meets Speaker of Iraqi Parliament Al-Gburion occasion of launch of Iraq HRP

On 4 June 2015, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mr Elmar Brok, met Saleem Al-Gburi, the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament. The meeting took place on the occasion of a joint AFET/DEVE meeting, which marked the launch of the 2015 Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan, in attendance of Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management, Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director and Margaret Chan,WHO Director General.

Mr Brok and Mr Al-Gburi discussed the humanitarian situation in Iraq and the progress in the fight against ISIL/Daesh. Mr Brok stressed the inseparability of the fight against ISIL/Daesh from national reconciliation efforts, underlined the central role of the Iraqi Parliament in helping to build a national consensus and expressed his support for the ongoing campaign. He also noted with concern the deterioration of the humanitarian situation and emphasised the considerable contribution the EU makes to the humanitarian relief effort. Mr Al-Gburi discussed the most recent developments in the campaign against ISIL/Daesh and provided his view on the future of regional politics.

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