National Iraqi Alliance delegation led by his eminence Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, received representative of the UN Secretary General Mr. Jan Kubis, at his eminence\'s office in Baghdad Wednesday 04/01/2017.

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The two sides discussed the developments of discussions regarding the National Settlement Bill and the importance of supporting it, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim indicated the importance providing support to the National Settlement Bill as it represent the only option for Iraq in the post-Daesh phase. His eminence with the United Nations representative reviewed the results of National Iraqi Alliance delegation visits to Jordan and Iran, pointing out to plans for a visit to the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss the course of the National Settlement Bill, pointing out the importance of holding a general conference for the Sunni component to emanate a negotiating committee for the post-Daesh phase and to be accepted by all parties and not questioned by any party.

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Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations confirmed the existence of an obvious regional support for the National Settlement Bill in Iraq, and work is underway in order to receive a larger support, pointing to the existence of a common interest from all the Iraqi powers and an actual desire to intensify further dialogues, stressing the presence of sufficient number of partners that allows launching the initiative, noting the need for more efforts to involve non-governmental organizations and youth assemblies in order to support the project and enrich its approach through holding forums that should be conducted in all the provinces of Iraq.

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National Iraqi Alliance delegation and representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Jan Kubis spoke highly of the visits conducted by the National Iraqi Alliance delegations on regional and local levels aiming for convergence of views between the parties, stressing the importance of the role of the National Iraqi Alliance in dialogues between Baghdad and Erbil to handle unsettled issues.