Foreign Minister Støre comments on election in Iraq

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre commended the people of Iraq for turning out to vote in the parliamentary election on 7 March 2010.

“Iraq’s future is dependent on democratic development and adequate security. It is therefore very heartening that so many people turned out to vote despite the tragic terror attacks during the election campaign and on election day itself,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

Relations between Norway and Iraq are evolving, and there are plans for cooperation in a number of new areas.

“Norway looks forward to cooperating with the new parliament and the future government of Iraq,” said Mr Støre.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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